noun ana·di·plo·sis \ˌa-nə-də-ˈplō-səs, ˌa-nə-(ˌ)dī-ˈplō-\
plural ana·di·plo·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ANADIPLOSIS

:  repetition of a prominent and usually the last word in one phrase or clause at the beginning of the next (as in rely on his honor—honor such as his?)


Late Latin, from Greek anadiplōsis, literally, repetition, from anadiploun to double, from ana- + diploun to double — more at diploma
First Known Use: circa 1550


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