Gram. the placing of related clauses, phrases, etc. in a series without the use of connecting words (Ex.: “I came, I saw, I conquered”)
Origin of parataxisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek parataxis, a placing beside ; from para-, beside (see para-) + tassein, to place: see tactics
The juxtaposition of clauses or phrases without the use of coordinating or subordinating conjunctions, as It was cold; the snows came.
Origin of parataxisGreek, a placing side by side, from paratassein, to arrange side by side : para-, beside; see para–1 + tassein, tag-, to arrange.
- par′a·tac′tic , par′a·tac′ti·cal
- (grammar) Speech or writing in which clauses or phrases are placed together without being separated by conjunctions, for example "I came; I saw; I conquered".
- (literature) The juxtaposition of two images or fragments, usually starkly dissimilar, without a clear connection.
- (historical, politics) A coalition or "partisan camp" in the Ancient Greek political system.
From Ancient Greek Ï€Î±ÏÎ¬Ï„Î±Î¾Î¹Ï‚ (parÃ¡taxis, “placement side by side"), from Ï€Î±ÏÎ±- (para-) + Ï„Î¬Î¾Î¹Ï‚ (taksis, “taxis").