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scansion

noun scan·sion \ˈskan(t)-shən\

Definition of SCANSION

:  the analysis of verse to show its meter

Origin of SCANSION

Late Latin scansion-, scansio, from Latin, act of climbing, from scandere
First Known Use: 1671

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