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How to Pronounce atavism?

Correct pronunciation for the word "atavism" is [ˈate͡ɪvˌɪzəm], [ˈate‍ɪvˌɪzəm], [ˈa_t_eɪ_v_ˌɪ_z_ə_m].

Definition of atavism

  1. Tendency in offspring to return to the ancestral type; resemblances in special features to remote ancestry. The recurrence of an ancestral peculiarity or weakness in a remote descendant.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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What is the adjective for atavism?

The adjective form of the word "atavism" is "atavistic".

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This graph shows how "atavism" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

What is the plural form of atavism?

The plural of the "atavism" can be the "atavisms".

What is the singular form of atavism?

The singular of the "atavism" can be the "atavism".

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