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chi•as•mus



Pronunciation: (kī-az'mus), [key]
n.,
pl. -miPronunciation: (-mī). [key]
Rhet.
a reversal in the order of words in two otherwise parallel phrases, as in “He went to the country, to the town went she.”

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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