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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A figure of speech in which multiple arguments are brought to bear on a single point
  • n. A green form of pyroxene.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A figure by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then turned to one point.
  • n. A dark green or bronze-colored laminated variety of pyroxene, common in certain igneous rocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, a figure of speech by which arguments are placed in various points of view, and then brought to bear all upon one point.
  • n. A variety of pyroxene, commonly of a green color, characterized by its lamellar or foliated structure. As formerly used, the term covered metalloidal diallage or bronzite, also schillerspar and hypersthene.


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  • JM wonders, just for the sake of argument, what would happen if he decided to become a professional diallage practitioner.

    March 31, 2011

  • Device in which many arguments brought upon one point. (from Phrontistery)

    May 25, 2008