Meiosis (17 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


From the Greek meioun to diminish. Another word for litotes (q.v.), i.e. a rhetorical understatement.

Editors. "Meiosis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[, accessed 28 April 2017.]

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