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Related to hypotaxis: parataxis
The dependent or subordinate relationship of clauses with connectives.
[Greek hupotaxis, subjection, from hupotassein, to arrange under : hupo-, hypo- + tassein, tag-, to arrange.]
hy′po·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.
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(Grammar) grammar the subordination of one clause to another by a conjunction. Compare parataxis
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hy•po•tax•is(ˌhaɪ pəˈtæk sɪs)
the linking together of clauses or phrases in a subordinate relationship, as by using conjunctions; subordination. Compare parataxis.
hy`po•tac′tic (-ˈtæk tɪk) adj.
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arrangement of thoughts by subordination in grammatical construction. Cf. parataxis. — hypotactic, adj.See also: Grammar
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