from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The repetition of the same word in a sentence with a different meaning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An antithesis in which the members are repeated in inverse order.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rhetorical figure resulting from a reverted arrangement in the last clause of a sentence of the two principal words of the clause preceding; inversion of the members of an antithesis: as, “A poem is a speaking picture; a picture a mute poem,”
I am not of Paracelsus's mind, that boldly delivers a receipt to make a man without conjunction; yet cannot but wonder at the multitude of heads that do deny traduction, having no other arguments to confirm their belief than that rhetorical sentence and antimetathesis [I. 51] of Augustine, "creando infunditur, infundendo creatur."