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Meaning of PROLEPSIS

Pronunciation:  prow'lepsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  anticipating and answering objections in advance
 

PROLEPSIS is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: rhetorical device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*lep"sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, from ? to take
beforehand; ? before + ? to take.]
1. (Rhet.)
   (a) A figure by which objections are anticipated or
       prevented. --Abp. Bramhall.
   (b) A necessary truth or assumption; a first or assumed
       principle.

2. (Chron.) An error in chronology, consisting in an event
   being dated before the actual time.

3. (Gram.) The application of an adjective to a noun in
   anticipation, or to denote the result, of the action of
   the verb; as, to strike one dumb.

 

 

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