Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In rhetoric, a figure by which opposite things or persons are compared.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rhet.) A figure of speech in which opposite things or persons are compared.

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  • noun rhetoric A figure of speech in which opposite things or persons are compared.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek σύν (sun, "with, together") + κρίσις (krisis, "judge").

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