Hys`ter*ol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. ?; ? the latter + ? discourse: cf. F. hyst['e]rologie.] (Rhet.) A figure by which the ordinary course of thought is inverted in expression, and the last put first; -- called also hysteron proteron.
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