Definition of Asyndeton

1. Noun. The omission of conjunctions where they would normally be used.

Generic synonyms: Rhetorical Device
Derivative terms: Asyndetic



Definition of Asyndeton

1. n. A figure which omits the connective; as, I came, I saw, I conquered. It stands opposed to polysyndeton.

Definition of Asyndeton

1. Noun. (rhetoric) A stylistic scheme in which conjunctions are deliberately omitted from a series of words, phrases, clauses. ¹

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Definition of Asyndeton

1. the omission of certain conjunctions [n -TA or -TONS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asyndeton

asynchronies
asynchronism
asynchronisms
asynchronous
asynchronous operation
asynchronous pulse generator
asynchronous transfer mode
asynchronously
asynchronousness
asynchrony
asynclitism
asyndesis
asyndeta
asyndetic
asyndetically
asyndeton (current term)
asyndetons
asynechia
asynergia
asynergic
asynergy
asynesia
asystematic
asystole
asystoles
asystolia
asystolic
asystolism
at's
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Literary usage of Asyndeton

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1. A College Manual of Rhetoric by Charles Sears Baldwin (1902)
"Examination will show here the rule that asyndeton occurs: (a) when the ... In the following paragraph, which has asyndeton throughout, observe the effect ..."

2. A Second Latin Exercise Book with Hints for Higher Latin Prose Composition by John Barrow Allen (1904)
"Where asyndeton occurs in the case of two Verbs or other words, it is usually the Adversative Conjunction (our ‘but' or ‘whereas') that is omitted. ..."

3. A Grammar of the New Testament Greek by Alexander Buttmann (1873)
"added by the copyists (as ovv, KOI often were also) to avoid the asyndeton displeasing to a Greek ear ; this has been done times without number in John, ..."

4. A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and by John Walker (1801)
"asyndeton and Polysyndeton, or Omission and Redundance of ... The learned Dr. Ward says, that "the asyndeton leaves out the " connecting particles, ..."

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