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prolepsis

pro·lep·sis

prolepsis

pronunciation:
pro lep sihs
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: prolepses
definition 1: the anticipation of possible arguments, before they are put forward by an opponent, in order to answer them in advance.
definition 2: the placing of a person or event into a time period earlier than the actual one.
derivations: proleptic (adj.), proleptical (adj.), proleptically (adv.)
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The word prolepsis contains the following part:
pro-2 Greek prefix that means before
synonyms:
pre-
antonyms:
post-