hy·​po·​tax·​is ˌhī-pə-ˈtak-səs How to pronounce hypotaxis (audio)
: syntactic subordination (as by a conjunction)

Word History


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

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypotaxis was in 1883

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“Hypotaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypotaxis. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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