Met`a*lep"sis (?), n.; pl. Metalepses (#). [L., fr. Gr. participation, alteration, fr. to partake, to take in exchange; beyond + to take.] Rhet.

The continuation of a trope in one word through a succession of significations, or the union of two or more tropes of a different kind in one word.


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