[ ep-ek-si-jee-sis ]
/ ɛpˌɛk sɪˈdʒi sɪs /
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noun, plural ep·ex·e·ge·ses [ep-ek-si-jee-seez]. /ɛpˌɛk sɪˈdʒi siz/. Rhetoric.
the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
the word or words so added.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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British Dictionary definitions for epexegesis
/ (ɛˌpɛksɪˈdʒiːsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz) rhetoric
the addition of a phrase, clause, or sentence to a text to provide further explanation
the phrase, clause, or sentence added for this purpose
Derived forms of epexegesisepexegetic (ɛˌpɛksɪˈdʒɛtɪk) or epexegetical, adjectiveepexegetically, adverb
Word Origin for epexegesis
C17: from Greek; see epi-, exegesis
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