Pronunciation: (zOOg'mu), [key]
the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words when it is appropriate to only one of them or is appropriate to each but in a different way, as in to wage war and peace or On his fishing trip, he caught three trout and a cold. Cf. syllepsis.
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