para·​tac·​tic | \ ˌper-ə-ˈtak-tik How to pronounce paratactic (audio) , ˌpa-rə- \
variants: or less commonly paratactical \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈtak-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce paratactical (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \

Definition of paratactic

: of or relating to parataxis

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Other Words from paratactic

paratactically \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈtak-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce paratactically (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adverb

Examples of paratactic in a Sentence

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First Known Use of paratactic

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paratactic

para- entry 1 + -tactic, after parataxis (probably formed after German parataktisch or French paratactique)

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“Paratactic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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