Diaeresis

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Not to be confused with Diuresis (disambiguation).

Diaeresis (dieresis, diëresis) /dˈɛrɨsɨs/ may refer to:

  • Diaeresis (prosody), pronunciation of vowels in a diphthong separately, or the division made in a line of poetry when the end of a foot coincides with the end of a word
  • Diaeresis (linguistics), or hiatus, the separation of adjacent vowels into adjacent syllables, not separated by a consonant or pause and not merged into a diphthong
  • Diaeresis (diacritic), a diacritic consisting of two dots that marks disyllabicity
  • Diaeresis (philosophy), a term in Platonic and Stoic philosophy