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spelling reform

noun
1.
an attempt to change the spelling of English words to make it conform more closely to pronunciation.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • He was profoundly interested in spelling reform, which he actively urged upon both the learned and the unlearned.
  • There are linguistic reasons too why spelling reform is tricky to undertake.

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