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hypotaxis

[hahy-puh-tak-sis]
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noun Grammar.
  1. 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
Related formshy·po·tac·tic [hahy-puh-tak-tik, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈtæk tɪk, ˌhɪp ə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypotactic

hypotaxis

noun
  1. grammar the subordination of one clause to another by a conjunctionCompare parataxis
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Derived Formshypotactic (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtæktɪk), adjective
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