Definition of parataxis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpærəˈtæksɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpærəˈtæksɪs//
[uncountable] (grammar)
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the placing of clauses and phrases one after the other, without words to link them or show their relationship compare hypotaxis Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Greek parataxis, from para- ‘beside’ + taxis ‘arrangement’ (from tassein ‘arrange’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parataxis