parataxis

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para- +‎ taxis From Ancient Greek παράταξις (parátaksis, placement side by side), from παρα- (para-) + τάξις (táksis, taxis).

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parataxis (uncountable)

  1. (grammar) Speech or writing in which clauses or phrases are placed together without being separated by conjunctions, for example "I came; I saw; I conquered".
  2. (literature) The juxtaposition of two images or fragments, usually starkly dissimilar, without a clear connection.
  3. (historical, politics) A coalition or "partisan camp" in the Ancient Greek political system.

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