meaning of asyndeton

asyndeton meaning in General Dictionary

A figure which omits the connective when I came I saw we conquered It appears against polysyndeton

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  • the omission of conjunctions in which they would usually be used
  • A figure which omits the connective; since, we emerged, we saw, We conquered. It appears in opposition to polysyndeton.

asyndeton meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"omission of conjunctions," 1580s, from Latin, from Greek asyndeton, neuter of asyndetos "unconnected," from a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + syndetos, from syndein "to bind collectively," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + dein "to bind," regarding desmos "band," from PIE *de- "to bind."


asyndeton - German to English

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asyndeton meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A figure which omits the connective; because, we came, we saw, we conquered. It stands in opposition to polysyndeton.