hypotaxis

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noun hy·po·tax·is \ˌhī-pə-ˈtak-səs\

Definition of hypotaxis

  1. :  syntactic subordination (as by a conjunction)

Origin and Etymology of hypotaxis

New Latin, from Greek, subjection, from hypotassein to arrange under, from hypo- + tassein to arrange


First Known Use: 1883


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