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[ih-pit-uh-sis] /ɪˈpɪt ə sɪs/

noun, plural epitases
[ih-pit-uh-seez] /ɪˈpɪt əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
the part of an ancient drama, following the protasis, in which the main action is developed.
Compare , (def 4), .
(in classical drama) the part of a play in which the main action develops Compare protasis (sense 2), catastrophe (sense 2)


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