Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Anadiplosis'
n : repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the
beginning of the next [syn: reduplication]
- Anadiplosis \An`a*di*plo"sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? + ? to
double, ?, ?, twofold, double.] (Rhet.)
A repetition of the last word or any prominent word in a
sentence or clause, at the beginning of the next, with an
adjunct idea; as, ``He retained his virtues amidst all his
misfortunes -- misfortunes which no prudence could foresee or
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Anadiplosis'
Anadiplosis (pronounced /ænədɨˈploʊsɨs/, AN-ə-di-PLOH-sis; from the Greek: ἀναδίπλωσις, anadíplōsis, "a doubling, folding up") is the repetition of the last word of a preceding clause. The word is used at the end of a sentence and then used again at the beginning of the next sentence.
The word was also used in archaic medicine, for a reduplication of the fits, or paroxysms of fevers, in which sense, some writers also called it epanadiplosis (ἐπαναδίπλωσις) or epanalepsis (ἐπανάληψις).[See more about Anadiplosis at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]