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 paratactical (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \

Definition of paratactic

: of or relating to parataxis

Other Words from paratactic

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

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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