Proleptic
Proleptic Pro*lep"tic, Proleptical Pro*lep"tic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. proleptique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to prolepsis; anticipative. ``A far-seeing or proleptic wisdom.'' --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. Previous; antecedent. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Anticipating the usual time; -- applied to a periodical disease whose paroxysms return at an earlier hour at every repetition. [1913 Webster]


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  • proleptic — PROLÉPTIC, Ă, proleptici, ce, adj. Referitor la prolepsă, de prolepsă. – Din fr. proleptique. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  proléptic adj. m., pl. proléptici; f. sg. proléptică, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • proleptic — adjective see prolepsis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • proleptic — See prolepsis. * * * …   Universalium

  • proleptic — adjective /pɹoʊˈlɛptɪk/ a) 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. b) Describes an event as having been assigned too early a date. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • proleptic — Relating to prolepsis. SYN: subintrant …   Medical dictionary

  • proleptic — prəʊ leptɪk adj. anticipative; predictive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proleptic — pro·lep·tic …   English syllables

  • proleptic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Proleptic calendar — may refer to:* Proleptic Gregorian calendar * Proleptic Julian calendar …   Wikipedia

  • Proleptic Gregorian calendar — The proleptic Gregorian calendar is produced by extending the Gregorian calendar backward to dates preceding its official introduction in 1582. It has been defined in the international standard ISO 8601.Most Maya scholars use the Gregorian… …   Wikipedia

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