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anacoenosis

[ an-uh-si-noh-sis ]
/ ˌæn ə sɪˈnoʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural an·a·coe·no·ses [an-uh-si-noh-seez]. /ˌæn ə sɪˈnoʊ siz/. Rhetoric.

a figure of speech in which an appeal is made to one's listeners or opponents for their opinion or judgment as to the subject under discussion.

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Origin of anacoenosis

1580–90; <Medieval Latin <Greek anakoínōsis, equivalent to anakoinō-, variant stem of anakoinoûn to impart (ana-ana- + koinoûn to make common, derivative of koinósceno-2) + -sis-sis
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