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noun Rhetoric.
  1. lifelike description of a thing or scene.
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Origin of hypotyposis

1575–85; < Greek hypotýpōsis outline, copy pattern, equivalent to hypo- hypo- + týpōsis forming, molding (týp(os) beat, impression, mold + -ōsis -osis)
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Historical Examples

  • All hypotyposis (presentation, subjectio sub adspectum), or sensible illustration, is twofold.

    Kant's Critique of Judgement

    Immanuel Kant