Meaning of allograph


Pronunciation: (al'u-graf", -gräf"), [key]
— n.
  1. a variant form of a grapheme that is in complementary distribution or free variation with another form of the same grapheme, as t and T or n in run and nn in runner; an orthographic contextual variant. Cf. grapheme.
  2. writing or a signature inscribed by one person for another, as distinguished from autograph.
  3. a deed or other legal document not in the writing of any of the persons who are party to it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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