adjective Also het·er·o·clit·ic [het-er-uhklit-ik] /ˌhɛt ər əˈklɪt ɪk/, het·er·o·clit·i·cal.

  1. irregular or abnormal; anomalous.
  2. Grammar. irregular in inflection; having inflected forms belonging to more than one class of stems.


  1. a person or thing that deviates from the ordinary rule or form.
  2. Grammar. a heteroclite word.

adjective Also: heteroclitic (ˌhɛtərəˈklɪtɪk)

  1. (esp of the form of a word) irregular or unusual


  1. an irregularly formed word
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