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chiastic

[ kahy-as-tik ]
/ kaɪˈæs tɪk /
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adjective Rhetoric.
characterized by chiasmus.
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Origin of chiastic

1865–70; <Greek chiast(ós) diagonally arranged (see chiasma) + -ic
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