paratactic

adjective
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 paratactic (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 paratactic (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ adverb

Examples of paratactic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Form and content never fit more hand in glove than in Doyle’s paratactic pilings on. Scott F. Parker | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 24 Nov. 2019

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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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Cite this Entry

“Paratactic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paratactic. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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