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hypotyposis

[hahy-puh-tahy-poh-sis] /ˌhaɪ pə taɪˈpoʊ sɪs/
noun, Rhetoric.
1.
lifelike description of a thing or scene.
Origin of hypotyposis
1575-1585
1575-85; < Greek hypotýpōsis outline, copy pattern, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + týpōsis forming, molding (týp(os) beat, impression, mold + -ōsis -osis)
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