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chiastic

[kahy-as-tik] /kaɪˈæs tɪk/
adjective, Rhetoric
1.
characterized by chiasmus.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek chiast(ós) diagonally arranged (see chiasma) + -ic
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Examples from the web for chiastic
  • A major chiastic structure runs through practically all of this book.
  • For more detailed information see the article on chiastic structure.
Word Origin and History for chiastic
adj.

1856, from Latinized fdorm of Greek khiastos "arranged diagonally; marked with an X" (i.e., resembling the Greek letter chi) + -ic.

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