from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Rhetorical repetition at the beginning of a phrase of the word or words with which the previous phrase ended; for example, He is a man of loyalty—loyalty always firm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rhetorical device in which a word or phrase used at the end of a sentence or clause is repeated near the beginning of the next sentence or clause.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A figure in rhetoric and poetry, consisting in the repetition at the beginning of a line or clause of the last word or words preceding, as in the following examples:
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
Late Latin anadiplōsis, from Greek, from anadiploun, to redouble : ana-, ana- + diploun, to double (from diplous, double; see dwo- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)