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noun (plural: chiasmi)
  1. An inversion of the relationship between the elements of phrases, e.g. To stop too fearful, and too faint to go -- Goldsmith. Used especially in classical languages, e.g. haec queritur, stupet haec (this woman complains, this one gapes) -- Ovid, Ars Amatoria, 1.124
     
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adjective 
  1. Pertaining to chiasmus.
     
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noun 
  1. The act or process of confuting; refutation.
     

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