[par-uh-tak-sis] /ˌpær əˈtæk sɪs/

noun, Grammar.
the placing together of sentences, clauses, or phrases without a conjunctive word or words, as Hurry up, it is getting late! I came—I saw—I conquered.
the juxtaposition of clauses in a sentence without the use of a conjunction, as for example None of my friends stayed — they all left early

1838, from Greek parataxis “a placing side by side, a placing in line of battle,” from stem of paratassein “to place side by side,” from para- “beside” (see para- (1)) + tassein “to arrange” (see tactics). Related: Paratactic.


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