ploce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ploce (rhetoric) repetition to gain special emphasis or extend meaning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ploce (Rhet) A figure in which a word is separated or repeated by way of emphasis, so as not only to signify the individual thing denoted by it, but also its peculiar attribute or quality; as, “His wife's a wife indeed.”
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ploce In rhetoric, repetition of a word one or more times in close succession; especially, such repetition with a change of meaning or application: as, a man should be a man.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. complication, fr. to entwine