metanalysis

metanalysis

[met-uh-nal-uh-sis]
noun, plural metanalyses [met-uh-nal-uh-seez] .
a shift in the division between words in a phrase; misdivision: “A nickname” resulted from metanalysis of “an ekename.”

Origin:
1910–15

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