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[an-uh-di-ploh-sis] /ˌæn ə dɪˈploʊ sɪs/
noun, Rhetoric
repetition in the first part of a clause or sentence of a prominent word from the latter part of the preceding clause or sentence, usually with a change or extension of meaning.
Origin of anadiplosis
1580-90; < Latin < Greek, equivalent to anadiplō-, variant stem of anadiploûsthai to be doubled back + -sis -sis. See ana-, diplosis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for anadiplosis


(rhetoric) repetition of the words or phrase at the end of one sentence, line, or clause at the beginning of the next
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek: repetition, from anadiploun to double back, from ana- + diploun to double
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Word Origin and History for anadiplosis

"repetition of an initial word," 1580s, from Latin, from Greek anadiplosis, from anadiploesthai "to be doubled back, to be made double," from ana "back" (see ana-) + diploun "to double, fold over" (see diploma).

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