atonicity

atonicity

[at-n-is-i-tee, ey-toh-nis-]
noun Pathology.
lack of tone; atony.

Origin:
1895–1900; atonic + -ity

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atonic (eɪˈtɒnɪk, æ-)
 
adj
1.  (of a syllable, word, etc) carrying no stress; unaccented
2.  pathol lacking body or muscle tone
 
n
3.  an unaccented or unstressed syllable, word, etc, such as for in food for thought
 
[C18: from Latin atonicus, from Greek atonos lacking tone; see atony]
 
atonicity
 
n

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