from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as chiasmal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a chiasm


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  • It's partly the chiasmic reveral: miss/shrinking, weeping/want.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • We could say that the chiasmus can be filled in with intuitive or symbolic content — literal or figurative seeing — while the chiasmic form channels us toward understanding ( "seeing" in a metaphoric sense), that "dark, bright, bright, dark," is like "most, I, eyes, best."

    Seeing Is Reading

  • In its course, Swann's essay teaches us to recognize the aesthetic as the medium through which we can read the fluid, chiasmic relationship between what is living and what is dead in the life-work and death-work of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    Introduction: 'The Power is There': Romanticism as Aesthetic Insistence

  • But, on the other hand, as a more chiasmic ontology, it works holistically.

    Body is Vibration

  • They kick in the door, pee in the fire and begin their little paean to nihilism done here in a nice, visually chiasmic, artsy kinda way:


  • Brain tumors can compress surrounding axons and thus produce prolonged interwave periods; gliomas, acoustic neuromas, and chiasmic lesions can be identified by such localized or lateralized evoked potential abnormalities.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • But as for Si'Wren and her Invisible God, she could only feel a deep, chiasmic remorse that there was no one to ask, and she knew of no other living true believer in the whole wide world now, besides herself, and the Patriarch Noah, whom she knew not.

    Si'Wren of the Patriarchs


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