Definition of chiasmus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

chiasmus

 noun
noun
NAmE//kaɪˈæzməs//
 
, NAmE//kiˈæzməs//
 
(pl. chiasmi
NAmE//kaɪˈæzmaɪ//
 
, NAmE//kiˈæzmi//
 
)
[uncountable, countable](technology)
 
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a technique used in writing or in speeches, in which words, ideas, etc. are repeated in reverse order
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chiasmus