hendiadys definition

  • noun:
    • A figure of address in which two terms connected by a conjunction are widely used to express a single notion that could generally be expressed by an adjective and a substantive, particularly grace-and-favor in place of gracious benefit.
    • a figure of message utilized for emphasis, where two terms accompanied by and tend to be familiar with show just one complex concept.
    • A figure when the concept is expressed by two nouns connected by and, rather than by a noun and limiting adjective.
    • In rhet, a figure which consists in making use of two terms connected by a copulative conjunction to state one complex idea; especially, substitution of two substantives so co√∂rdinated for a substantive featuring its attributive adjective or restricting genitive.
    • usage of two conjoined nouns in the place of a noun and modifier

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