|—n , pl -ses|
|1.||a rhetorical device by which objections are anticipated and answered in advance|
|2.||use of a word after a verb in anticipation of its becoming applicable through the action of the verb, as flat in hammer it flat|
|[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: anticipation, from prolambanein to anticipate, from |
prolepsis pro·lep·sis (prō-lěp'sĭs)
n. pro·lep·ses (-sēz)
The return of paroxysms of a recurrent disease at intervals that progressively become shorter.