from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The juxtaposition of clauses or phrases without the use of coordinating or subordinating conjunctions, as It was cold; the snows came.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Speech or writing in which clauses or phrases are placed together without being separated by conjunctions, for example "I came; I saw; I conquered".
- n. The juxtaposition of two images or fragments, usually starkly dissimilar, without a clear connection
- n. In Greek political system: coalition, "partisan camp"
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The mere ranging of propositions one after another, without indicating their connection or interdependence; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In grammar, the ranging of propositions one after another without connectives, as the corresponding judgments present themselves to the mind without marking their dependence or relations on each other by way of consequence or the like. It is opposed to syntax and hypotaxis.
Greek, a placing side by side, from paratassein, to arrange side by side : para-, beside; see para-1 + tassein, tag-, to arrange.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek παράταξις (parátaxis, "placement side by side"), from παρα- + τάξις ("taxis"). (Wiktionary)