noun asyn·de·ton \ə-ˈsin-də-ˌtän, (ˌ)ā-ˈsin-\
plural asyn·de·tons or asyn·de·ta\-də-tə\

Definition of ASYNDETON

:  omission of the conjunctions that ordinarily join coordinate words or clauses (as in I came, I saw, I conquered)


Late Latin, from Greek, from neuter of asyndetos unconnected, from a- + syndetos bound together, from syndein to bind together, from syn- + dein to bind — more at diadem
First Known Use: 1555


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