Hysterology
Hysterology Hys`ter*ol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ?; ? the latter + ? discourse: cf. F. hyst['e]rologie.] (Rhet.) A figure by which the ordinary course of thought is inverted in expression, and the last put first; -- called also {hysteron proteron}. [1913 Webster]

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  • hysterology — noun hysteron proteron …   Wiktionary

  • hysterology — hys·ter·ol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • hysterology — ˌhistəˈräləjē noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin hysterologia, from Late Greek, from Greek hysteros latter, later + logia logy archaic : hysteron proteron …   Useful english dictionary

  • hysteron proteron — Hysterology Hys ter*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. ?; ? the latter + ? discourse: cf. F. hyst[ e]rologie.] (Rhet.) A figure by which the ordinary course of thought is inverted in expression, and the last put first; called also {hysteron proteron}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hysteron proteron — Hys te*ron prot e*ron [NL., fr. Gr. ? the latter, following + ? before, others, sooner.] (Rhet.) (a) A figure in which the natural order of sense is reversed; hysterology; as, valet atque vivit, he is well and lives. (b) An inversion of logical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hysteron proteron — noun a) A figure of speech in which a phrase that should come last is put first; hysterology. b) An inversion or reversal of the natural order of things …   Wiktionary

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