hypotaxis

noun
hy·​po·​tax·​is | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈtak-səs How to pronounce hypotaxis (audio) \

Definition of hypotaxis

: syntactic subordination (as by a conjunction)

First Known Use of hypotaxis

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypotaxis

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

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“Hypotaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypotaxis. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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