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- noun rhetoric A
rhetorical exercisein which the speakerraises an objectionto his own argumentand then immediately answersit, in an attempt to strengthenthe argument by dealing with possible counter-arguments.
- noun rhetoric
Rebuttalof anticipated objections.
- noun grammar Left
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This technique has a distinguished relative in classical rhetoric: the device of procatalepsis, in which the speaker brings up and immediately refutes the anticipated objections of his or her hearer.