hypotaxis

[ hahy-puh-tak-sis ]

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

Origin of hypotaxis

1
1880–85; <Greek hypótaxis subjection, equivalent to hypo-hypo- + -taxis-taxis

Other words from hypotaxis

  • 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
  1. grammar the subordination of one clause to another by a conjunction: Compare parataxis

Derived forms of hypotaxis

  • hypotactic (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtæktɪk), adjective

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