Definitions for hysteron proteronˈhɪs təˌrɒn ˈprɒt əˌrɒn
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hys•ter•on prot•er•onˈhɪs təˌrɒn ˈprɒt əˌrɒn(n.)
a figure of speech in which the logical order of two elements in discourse is reversed, as in “bred and born” for “born and bred.”
Origin of hysteron proteron:
1555–65; < LL < Gk hýsteron (neut. of hýsteros) latter +próteron (neut. of próteros) former
reversal of normal order of two words or sentences etc. (as in `bred and born')
the logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved
A figure of speech in which a phrase that should come last is put first; hysterology.
An inversion or reversal of the natural order of things.
a figure in which the natural order of sense is reversed; hysterology; as, valet atque vivit, "he is well and lives."
an inversion of logical order, in which the conclusion is put before the premises, or the thing proved before the evidence
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