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anacoenosis

[ an-uh-si-noh-sis ]

noun

, Rhetoric.
, plural an·a·coe·no·ses [an-, uh, -si-, noh, -seez].
  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of anacoenosis1

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

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