stichometry[sti käm′ə trē]
stichometry definition by Webster's New World
the practice of expressing the successive ideas in a prose composition in single lines of lengths corresponding to natural cadences or sense divisions
Origin: ; from Classical Greek stichos, a line (see stile) plush -metry
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- stichometric adjective
stichometry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The division of a prose piece into lines of fixed length or into lines whose lengths correspond to the natural divisions of sense, as in manuscripts written before the adoption of punctuation.
Origin: Greek stikhos, stich; see steigh- in Indo-European roots + -metry.
- stichˌo·metˈric adjective