from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The omission of conjunctions from constructions in which they would normally be used, as in "Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils,/Shrunk to this little measure?” ( Shakespeare).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stylistic scheme in which conjunctions are deliberately omitted from a series of words, phrases, clauses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A figure which omits the connective. It stands opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, a figure of speech consisting in the omission of connectives, as in the following passage:
- n. It is the opposite of polysyndeton, which is a multiplication of connectives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the omission of conjunctions where they would normally be used
Late Latin, from Greek asundeton, from neuter of asundetos, without conjunctions : a-, not; see a-1 + sundetos, bound together (from sundein, to bind together : sun-, syn- + dein, to bind).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἀσύνδετον (asundeton, "unconnected"). (Wiktionary)