antimetathesis

antimetathesis

(ˌæntɪmɛˈtæθəsɪs)
n
an inversion of the parts (or members) of an antithesis
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antimetathesis

the switching of the terms of an antithesis.
See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
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By extension, the chiasma represents any crosswise function (similar to 'antimetathesis' for the Greeks).