Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A figure of speech in which multiple arguments are brought to bear on a single point
  • n. A green form of pyroxene.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A figure by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then turned to one point.
  • n. A dark green or bronze-colored laminated variety of pyroxene, common in certain igneous rocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, a figure of speech by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then brought to bear all upon one point.
  • n. A variety of pyroxene, commonly of a green color, characterized by its lamellar or foliated structure. As formerly used, the term covered metalloidal diallage or bronzite, also schillerspar and hypersthene.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • JM wonders, just for the sake of argument, what would happen if he decided to become a professional diallage practitioner.

    March 31, 2011

  • Device in which many arguments brought upon one point. (from Phrontistery)

    May 25, 2008