Gram. the placing of one clause or construction in a dependent relationship to another, as by the use of a conjunction
Origin of hypotaxisModern Latin ; from Gr, submission: see hypo- and amp; -taxis
The dependent or subordinate relationship of clauses with connectives.
Origin of hypotaxisGreek hupotaxis, subjection, from hupotassein, to arrange under : hupo-, hypo- + tassein, tag-, to arrange.