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anacoenosis

[an-uh-si-noh-sis] /ˌæn ə sɪˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural anacoenoses
[an-uh-si-noh-seez] /ˌæn ə sɪˈnoʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
Rhetoric
1.
a figure of speech in which an appeal is made to one's listeners or opponents for their opinion or judgment as to the subject under discussion.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Medieval Latin < Greek anakoínōsis, equivalent to anakoinō-, variant stem of anakoinoûn to impart (ana- ana- + koinoûn to make common, derivative of koinós ceno-2) + -sis -sis
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