parataxis

noun
para·​tax·​is | \ ˌper-ə-ˈtak-səs How to pronounce parataxis (audio) , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of parataxis

: the placing of clauses or phrases one after another without coordinating or subordinating connectives

First Known Use of parataxis

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parataxis

New Latin, from Greek, act of placing side by side, from paratassein to place side by side, from para- + tassein to arrange

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The first known use of parataxis was circa 1842

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“Parataxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parataxis. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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parataxis

noun
para·​tax·​is | \ -ˈtak-səs How to pronounce parataxis (audio) \
plural parataxes\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce parataxes (audio) \

Medical Definition of parataxis

: the parataxic mode of thinking

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