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

borrowed from Greek parátaxis "placing side by side, marshaling (of troops)," from paratag-, stem of paratassein "to place side by side, put (troops) in proper rank" (from para- para- entry 1 + tássein "to draw up in order [as troops, ships], post, place in order") + -sis -sis — more at tactic entry 2

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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 6 Jul. 2022.

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parataxis

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

Medical Definition of parataxis

: the parataxic mode of thinking

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