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1. (Philosophy) philosophy a change or transition within an argument from one example or case to another
2. (Medicine) med a change in the symptoms of a disease, or a change in the treatment of that disease
3. (Rhetoric) rhetoric obsolete a transition or change from one subject to another
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a transition from one subject to another. Also metabola, metabole. — metabatic, adj.See also: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Devices
an alteration in the nature of a disease or in its treatment. Also metabola, metabole. — metabatic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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