Definition of prolepsis
: anticipation: such asa : the representation or assumption of a future act or development as if presently existing or accomplishedb : the application of an adjective to a noun in anticipation of the result of the action of the verb (as in “while yon slow oxen turn the furrowed plain”)
prolepticplay \-ˈlep-tik\ adjective
prolepticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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