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  • n. A syntactic construction in which an element is followed by another that does not agree properly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of grammatical sequence or coherence; the passing from one construction to another in the same sentence. For examples, see anacoluthon. Also spelled anakoluthia and anakolouthia.

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  • n. an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another


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  • "How is it possible that within a belletrist culture like that one, there was so much admiration for the works of Zi--with their soppy sentimentalism and bumpkin sophistication, their bad grammar and archaic anacoluthia, and all those gigantic leaps away from the slightly credible to the wholly fabulous?"

    The No Variations by Luis Chitarroni, translated by Darren Koolman, p 129

    September 16, 2013