In-medias-res meaning

ĭn mēdē-əs rās
In or into the middle of a sequence of events, as in a literary narrative.
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In the middle of the action rather than at the beginning, as in commencing a classical epic.
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In the middle of a storyline.

This novel begins in medias res.

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Beginning in the middle of its storyline: said of a work of literature or a film.

Although not strictly in medias res, the film uses flashbacks extensively.

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Narrative presented in medias res.
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Origin of in-medias-res

  • Latin in mediās rēs in into mediās accusative pl. feminine of medius in the middle of rēs accusative pl. of rēs thing

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

  • From Latin in medias res.

    From Wiktionary