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

 

hypotaxis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəʊˈtæksɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpoʊˈtæksɪs//
 
[uncountable](grammar)
 
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the use of subordinate clauses compare parataxis Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek hupotaxis, from hupo ‘under’ + taxis ‘arrangement’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hypotaxis