chiastic

[kahy-as-tik]
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adjective Rhetoric.

characterized by chiasmus.

Origin of chiastic

1865–70; < Greek chiast(ós) diagonally arranged (see chiasma) + -ic
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Word Origin and History for chiastic
adj.

1856, from Latinized fdorm of Greek khiastos "arranged diagonally; marked with an X" (i.e., resembling the Greek letter chi) + -ic.

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