anacoluthia


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anacoluthia

(ˌænəkəˈluːθɪə)
n
(Rhetoric) rhetoric lack of grammatical sequence, esp within a single sentence
ˌanacoˈluthic adj

anacoluthia

The lack of syntactical sequence, as when the latter part of a sentence does not fit grammatically with the former part.
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Noun1.anacoluthia - an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
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It seems that in the process of emergence there exists an anacoluthia of continuous process during the transition from local interaction of its components to global interaction.