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The juxtaposition of clauses or phrases without the use of coordinating or subordinating conjunctions, as It was cold; the snows came.

[Greek, a placing side by side, from paratassein, to arrange side by side : para-, beside; see para-1 + tassein, tag-, to arrange.]

par′a·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk), par′a·tac′ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl) adj.
par′a·tac′ti·cal·ly adv.


n (Ling) clause, phraseparataktisch, nebenordnend
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