[ ep-ek-si-jee-sis ]
/ ɛpˌɛk sɪˈdʒi sɪs /
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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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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