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parataxis

[par-uh-tak-sis] /ˌpær əˈtæk sɪs/
noun, Grammar
1.
the placing together of sentences, clauses, or phrases without a conjunctive word or words, as Hurry up, it is getting late! I came—I saw—I conquered.
Compare hypotaxis.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin < Greek parátaxis an arranging in order for battle. See para-1, -taxis
Related forms
paratactic
[par-uh-tak-tik] /ˌpær əˈtæk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
paratactical, adjective
paratactically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for para tactical

parataxis

/ˌpærəˈtæksɪs/
noun
1.
the juxtaposition of clauses in a sentence without the use of a conjunction, as for example None of my friends stayed — they all left early
Derived Forms
paratactic (ˌpærəˈtæktɪk) adjective
paratactically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: New Latin from Greek, from paratassein, literally: to arrange side by side, from para-1 + tassein to arrange
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Word Origin and History for para tactical

parataxis

n.

1838, from Greek parataxis "a placing side by side, a placing in line of battle," from stem of paratassein "to place side by side," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + tassein "to arrange" (see tactics). Related: Paratactic.

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