hysteron proteron definition

  • noun:
    • A figure of address in which the normal or logical purchase of the terms is reversed, as with bred and born instead of born and bred.
    • The reasonable fallacy of presuming as true and using as a premise a proposition which yet to be shown.
    • A figure of address where a phrase that will come last is placed first; hysterology.
    • An inversion or reversal of this all-natural purchase of things.
    • In rhetoric, a figure in which exactly what should come last in order period or of rational series is introduced very first, and the other way around; a transposition of terms concerning an inversion of natural and logical order of events or topics.
    • In reasoning, the fallacy which is made up in offering as a proof of what is really an axiom some theorem which may be proved only in the shape of that axiom.
    • the logical fallacy of utilizing as a true idea a proposition which yet to-be proved
    • reversal of regular order of two terms or sentences etc. (like in `bred and born')
  • others:
    • A figure where the all-natural order of sense is corrected; hysterology.”
    • An inversion of reasonable purchase, where conclusion is put before the premises, or even the thing proved before the proof.

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