poly·​schematist | \ "+ \
variants: or polyschematistic \ "+¦skēmə¦tistik \

Definition of polyschematist

: capable of assuming many different metrical forms used especially of classical meters in which variations or substitutions without regard for temporal equivalence were allowed

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History and Etymology for polyschematist

polyschematist from Greek polyschēmatistos multiform, composed of various metres, from poly- + -schēmatistos (from schēmatizein to take shape, give form—from schēmat-, schēma form, shape—+ -izein -ize); polyschematistic from polyschematist (taken as a noun) + -ic

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“Polyschematist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyschematist. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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