Metaleptic
Metaleptic Met`a*lep"tic, a. [Gr. ?] 1. Of or pertaining to a metalepsis. [1913 Webster]

2. Transverse; as, the metaleptic motion of a muscle. [1913 Webster]

3. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, concerned in, or occurring by, metalepsy. [1913 Webster]


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  • metaleptic — meta·lep·tic …   English syllables

  • metaleptic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • metalepsis — metaleptic, metaleptical, adj. metaleptically, adv. /met euh lep sis/, n., pl. metalepses / seez/. Rhet. the use of metonymy to replace a word already used figuratively. [1580 90; < L < Gk metálepsis, equiv. to meta META + lep , var. s. of… …   Universalium

  • Metaleptical — Met a*lep tic*al, a. Metaleptic. {Met a*lep tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Metaleptically — Metaleptical Met a*lep tic*al, a. Metaleptic. {Met a*lep tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Metalepsis — The moth genus Metalepsis is nowadays usually included in Cerastis. Metalepsis (from Greek Μετάληψις) is a figure of speech in which one thing is referred to by something else which is only remotely associated with it. Often the association works …   Wikipedia

  • metalepsis —   n. rhetorical device of changing figurative sense by metonymy.    ♦ metaleptic(al),   a.; Medicine, applied to muscle associated with others in action …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • metaleptical — adjective see metaleptic * * * metalepˈtic or metalepˈtical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑metalepsis …   Useful english dictionary

  • metaleptically — adverb see metaleptic …   Useful english dictionary

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