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hypotaxis

[ hahy-puh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈtæk sɪs /
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noun Grammar.

dependent relation or construction, as of clauses; syntactic subordination.

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Origin of hypotaxis

1880–85; <Greek hypótaxis subjection, equivalent to hypo-hypo- + -taxis-taxis
hy·po·tac·tic [hahy-puh-tak-tik, hip-uh-], /ˌhaɪ pəˈtæk tɪk, ˌhɪp ə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypotaxis

hypotaxis
/ (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtæksɪs) /

noun

grammar the subordination of one clause to another by a conjunctionCompare parataxis
hypotactic (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtæktɪk), adjective
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