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asyndeton

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noun asyn·de·ton \ə-ˈsin-də-ˌtän, (ˌ)ā-ˈsin-\

Definition of asyndeton

plural asyn·de·tons or asyn·de·taplay \-də-tə\

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



Origin of asyndeton

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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