Hypotaxis definition

hīpə-tăksĭs
The dependent or subordinate relationship of clauses with connectives.
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(gram.) The placing of one clause or construction in a dependent relationship to another, as by the use of a conjunction.
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(grammar) Syntactic subordination of one clause or construction to another.
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Origin of hypotaxis

  • Greek hupotaxis subjection from hupotassein to arrange under hupo- hypo- tassein tag- to arrange

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition