para·​tac·​tic ˌper-ə-ˈtak-tik How to pronounce paratactic (audio)
variants or less commonly paratactical
: of or relating to parataxis
paratactically adverb

Example Sentences

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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paratactic was in 1853

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“Paratactic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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