Hy*per"ba*ton (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. , fr. transposed, fr. to step over; over + to step.] Gram.

A figurative construction, changing or inverting the natural order of words or clauses; as, "echoed the hills" for "the hills echoed."

With a violent hyperbaton to transpose the text. Milton.

 

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