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STEMMATICS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does stemmatics mean? 

STEMMATICS (noun)
  The noun STEMMATICS has 1 sense:

1. the humanistic discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text (especially a text in manuscript form) on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts (sometimes using cladistic analysis)

  Familiarity information: STEMMATICS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STEMMATICS (noun)


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Meaning:

The humanistic discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text (especially a text in manuscript form) on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts (sometimes using cladistic analysis)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

stemmatics; stemmatology

Context examples:

stemmatology also plays an important role in musicology / transcription errors are of decisive importance in stemmatics

Hypernyms ("stemmatics" is a kind of...):

arts; humanistic discipline; humanities; liberal arts (studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills))


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