From the Greek meioun to diminish. Another word for
litotes (q.v.), i.e. a rhetorical understatement.
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Editors. "Meiosis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=710, accessed 05 December 2016.]