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Parataxis Definition

The use of clauses (one after the other) but without conjunctions e.g. Caesar's 'I came, I saw, I conquered'.

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\Par`a*tax"is\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a placing beside, fr. ? to place beside.] (Gram.) The mere ranging of propositions one after another, without indicating their connection or interdependence; -- opposed to syntax. --Brande & C.

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