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Particularly: “Apparently hypo- + catastasis, but I don't see the relevance in meaning.”


hypocatastasis (countable and uncountable, plural hypocatastases)

  1. (uncountable, rhetoric) The implication or declaration of a comparison that does not directly invoke both objects of the comparison.
  2. (countable, rhetoric) The word or phrase used in this way; an implied comparison.

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