from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A figure of speech in which the natural or rational order of its terms is reversed, as in bred and born instead of born and bred.
- noun The logical fallacy of assuming as true and using as a premise a proposition that is yet to be proved.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In rhetoric, a figure by which what should come last in order of time or of logical sequence is introduced first, and vice versa; a transposition of words involving an inversion of the natural and logical order of events or subjects.
- noun In logic, the fallacy which consists in offering as a proof of what is really an axiom some theorem which can be proved only by means of that axiom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A figure in which the natural order of sense is reversed; hysterology.”
- An inversion of logical order, in which the conclusion is put before the premises, or the thing proved before the evidence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun rhetoric A
figure of speechin which a phrasethat should come last is put first; hysterology.
- noun An
inversionor reversalof the natural order of things.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved
- noun reversal of normal order of two words or sentences etc. (as in `bred and born')
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Late Latin, from Greek husteron proteron, latter first : husteron, neuter sing. of husteros, latter, later; see ud- in Indo-European roots + proteron, neuter sing. of proteros, former; see per in Indo-European roots.]
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From Ancient Greek
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