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  • n. A kind of rhetorical parenthesis. The insertion of something relating to the subject in the middle of a period.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of parenthesis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, the insertion of something relating to the subject in the middle of a period, or that which is inserted; an explanatory phrase having a closer connection with the context than a parenthesis. Also called paremptosis.

Etymologies

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From the Ancient Greek παρά (para, "beside"), plus ἐμβολή (embolē, "throwing in").

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