Meiosis (17 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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

Context

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

Citation:
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.]