from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a calendar, extrapolated to dates prior to its first adoption; of those used to adjust to or from the Julian calendar or Gregorian calendar.
  • adj. Describes an event as having been assigned too early a date.
  • adj. Anticipating and answering objections before they have been raised; procataleptic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to prolepsis; anticipative.
  • adj. Previous; antecedent.
  • adj. Anticipating the usual time; -- applied to a periodical disease whose paroxysms return at an earlier hour at every repetition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to prolepsis or anticipation; anticipatory; antecedent.
  • Specifically — In medicine: Anticipating the usual time: noting a periodical disease whose paroxysm returns at an earlier hour at every recurrence.
  • Prognostic.
  • In rhetoric, implying prolepsis.
  • Axiomatic; of the nature of prolepsis.


prolepsis +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)



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  • Eschew all nuance, always assert;
    Conditional language will cause alert.
    Be never proleptic,
    So sway the skeptic
    That one so certain is surely expert.

    December 24, 2014