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an·a·co·lu·thon

 (ăn′ə-kə-lo͞o′thŏn′)
n. pl. an·a·co·lu·thons or an·a·co·lu·tha (-thə)
An abrupt change within a sentence to a second construction inconsistent with the first, sometimes used for rhetorical effect; for example, I warned him that if he continues to drink, what will become of him?

[Late Latin, from Late Greek anakolouthon, inconsistency in logic, from Greek, neuter of anakolouthos, inconsistent : an-, not; see a-1 + akolouthos, following (a-, together; see sem- in Indo-European roots + keleuthos, path).]

an′a·co·lu′thic adj.
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Adj.1.anacoluthic - of or related to syntactic inconsistencies of the sort known as anacoluthons
rhetoric - study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)