anadiplosis

[ an-uh-di-ploh-sis ]
/ ˌæn ə dɪˈploʊ sɪs /

noun Rhetoric.

repetition in the first part of a clause or sentence of a prominent word from the latter part of the preceding clause or sentence, usually with a change or extension of meaning.

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Origin of anadiplosis

1580–90; < Latin < Greek, equivalent to anadiplō-, variant stem of anadiploûsthai to be doubled back + -sis -sis. See ana-, diplosis
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British Dictionary definitions for anadiplosis

anadiplosis
/ (ˌænədɪˈpləʊsɪs) /

noun

rhetoric repetition of the words or phrase at the end of one sentence, line, or clause at the beginning of the next

Word Origin for anadiplosis

C16: via Latin from Greek: repetition, from anadiploun to double back, from ana- + diploun to double
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