A repetition of a term or of terms at the beginning of a couple of successive conditions
- repetition of a word or expression at the beginning of successive conditions
- using a pronoun or comparable term as opposed to saying a word made use of previously
- A repetition of a word or of terms at the start of several consecutive conditions.
1. (Rhetorical Figure) The repetition of a word at the start of consecutive clauses.
"repetition of a word or expression in successive clauses," 1580s, from Latin, from Greek anaphora "reference," virtually "a carrying right back," from anapherein "to transport straight back, to carry up," from ana "back" (see ana-) + pherein "to bear" (see infer).
(letter.) A repetition of a word or of terms at the beginning of two or more consecutive clauses.