epexegesis

epexegesis

[ep-ek-si-jee-sis]
noun, plural epexegeses [ep-ek-si-jee-seez] . Rhetoric.
1.
the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
2.
the word or words so added.

Origin:
1615–25; < Greek epexḗgēsis explanation. See ep-, exegesis

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epexegesis (ɛˌpɛksɪˈdʒiːsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
1.  the addition of a phrase, clause, or sentence to a text to provide further explanation
2.  the phrase, clause, or sentence added for this purpose
 
[C17: from Greek; see epi-, exegesis]
 
epexegetic
 
adj
 
epexe'getical
 
adj
 
epexe'getically
 
adv

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