allographic /al'euh graf"ik/, adj.
/al"euh graf', -grahf'/, n.
1. Ling. 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.
[1950-55; ALLO- + -GRAPH, on the model of ALLOPHONE]

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Universalium. 2010.

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