parataxis

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noun para·tax·is \ˌper-ə-ˈtak-səs, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of parataxis

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

Origin and Etymology of parataxis

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


First Known Use: circa 1842


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parataxis

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noun para·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\

Medical Definition of parataxis

plural

parataxes

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  1. :  the parataxic mode of thinking

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