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  • (poetry) (of a line) metrically incomplete, lacking a syllable at the end or ending with an incomplete foot.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cat`a*lec"tic (?), a. [L. catalecticus, Gr. &?; incomplete, fr. &?; to leave off; kata` down, wholly + lh`gein to stop.] 1. (Pros.) Wanting a syllable at the end, or terminating in an imperfect foot; as, a catalectic verse.

2. (Photog. & Chem.) Incomplete; partial; not affecting the whole of a substance. Abney.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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