Asyndeton



Rhetoric. the omission of conjunctions, as in “He has provided the poor with jobs, with opportunity, with self-respect.”.
Library Science. the omission of cross references, especially from a catalog.
Historical Examples

The asyndeton in this distich is odd, given the preceding series of connectives.
The Last Poems of Ovid Ovid

But the asyndeton (so characteristic of the fourth Gospel) proving uncongenial to certain of old time, D inserted και.
The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels John Burgon

But the asyndeton resulting from the suppression of these words was felt to be intolerable.
The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels John Burgon

Of this sort is asyndeton when the conjunctions uniting sentences are removed.
Essays and Miscellanies Plutarch

And this is what Homer has expressed by using the figure asyndeton.
On the Sublime Longinus

noun (pl) -deta (-dɪtə)
the omission of a conjunction between the parts of a sentence
an asyndetic construction Compare syndeton
n.

“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 together,” from syn- “together” + dein “to bind,” related to desmos “band,” from PIE *de- “to bind.”

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