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stichometry

[sti-kom-i-tree] /stɪˈkɒm ɪ tri/
noun
1.
the practice of writing a prose text in lines, often of slightly differing lengths, that correspond to units of sense and indicate phrasal rhythms.
Origin of stichometry
1745-1755
1745-55; < Greek stích(os) (see stich1) + -o- + -metry
Related forms
stichometric
[stik-uh-me-trik] /ˌstɪk əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
stichometrical, adjective
stichometrically, adverb
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stichometry

/stɪˈkɒmɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
(prosody) the practice of writing out a prose text in lines that correspond to the sense units and indicate the phrasal rhythms
Derived Forms
stichometric (ˌstɪkəʊˈmɛtrɪk), stichometrical, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Late Greek stikhometria. See stich, -metry
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