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pro•lep•sis



Pronunciation: (prō-lep'sis), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/prolepsis.html on line 77 [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/prolepsis.html on line 91 [key]

1. Rhet.the anticipation of possible objections in order to answer them in advance.
2. the assigning of a person, event, etc., to a period earlier than the actual one; the representation of something in the future as if it already existed or had occurred; prochronism.
3. the use of a descriptive word in anticipation of its becoming applicable.
4. a fundamental conception or assumption in Epicureanism or Stoicism arising spontaneously in the mind without conscious reflection; thought provoked by sense perception.
5. Pathol.the return of an attack of a periodic disease or of a paroxysm before the expected time or at progressively shorter intervals.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/prolepsis.html on line 143 prolepsis (Thesaurus)

 

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