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- n. A scientific study, or treatise on the uterus
- n. hysteron proteron
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A figure by which the ordinary course of thought is inverted in expression, and the last put first; -- called also hysteron proteron.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The knowledge of or a treatise on the uterus.
- n. Same as hysteron-proteron, 1.
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To employ hysterology is basically to postulate something that does not yet exist in order to derive authority for engaging in action.
Dufour uses the concept of hysterology ( "a figure of rhetoric based upon the inversion of anteriority and posteriority") to consider the problem of the postmodern subject:
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