Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The placing of two or more nouns in the same case; apposition.
  • n. A parenthetical notice, usually of matter to be afterward expanded.
  • n. The matter contained within brackets.
  • n. A commendatory prayer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The placing of two or more nouns in the same case; apposition.
  • n. A parenthetical notice, usually of matter to be afterward expanded.
  • n. The matter contained within brackets.
  • n. A commendatory prayer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In grammar, apposition, or the placing in the same case of two or more nouns which explain or characterize one another.
  • n. The setting side by side of things of equivalent grade: used by some philologists of monosyllabic or isolating language.
  • n. In rhetoric, a parenthetical notice, generally of something to be afterward expanded.
  • n. In the Gr. Ch., a prayer uttered by a bishop over converts or catechumens.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek παράθεσις (parathesis, "putting beside"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Anyway, good review, and I apologize for the excessive use of parathesis in this comment.

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  • I know you have to escape the parathesis but it produces:

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  • Good luck to all. after 7 months of constantly changing symptoms, MRI'S x5, admittance to a neurological hospital finally diagnosed with T.M. Like a lot of you my inital symptom was a very sharp stabbing pain in my groin which was unbearable, over the next two weeks i developed parathesis in my right leg and foot with a pins and needles sensation.

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