Tuesday, February 05, 2013
epexegesis noun [ep-ek-si-JEE-sis] the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
Definitions for epexegesis
- the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
- the word or words so added.
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Citations for epexegesis
But you did establish personal contact? In epexegesis or on a point of order?
One of the most striking peculiarities of colloquial speech in Dutch, and of natural free talk in general, is what is called epexegesis.
Origin of epexegesis
Epexegesis, a late Renaissance word, is derived from the Greek epexḗgēsis meaning explanation.