from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A scientific study, or treatise on the uterus
  • n. hysteron proteron

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A figure by which the ordinary course of thought is inverted in expression, and the last put first; -- called also hysteron proteron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The knowledge of or a treatise on the uterus.
  • n. Same as hysteron-proteron, 1.


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  • To employ hysterology is basically to postulate something that does not yet exist in order to derive authority for engaging in action.

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  • Dufour uses the concept of hysterology ( "a figure of rhetoric based upon the inversion of anteriority and posteriority") to consider the problem of the postmodern subject:

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