What does asyndeton mean?

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əˈsɪn dɪˌtɒn, -tənasyn·deton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asyndetonnoun

    the omission of conjunctions where they would normally be used


  1. asyndetonnoun

    A stylistic scheme in which conjunctions are deliberately omitted from a series of words, phrases, clauses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asyndetonnoun

    a figure which omits the connective; as, I came, I saw, I conquered. It stands opposed to polysyndeton

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. unconnected; 'a priv. + bound together, fr. ; with + to bind.]


  1. Asyndeton

    Asyndeton is a figure of speech in which one or several conjunctions are omitted from a series of related clauses. Examples are veni, vidi, vici and its English translation "I came, I saw, I conquered". Its use can have the effect of speeding up the rhythm of a passage and making a single idea more memorable. Asyndeton may be contrasted with syndeton and polysyndeton, which describe the use of one or multiple coordinating conjunctions, respectively. More generally, in grammar, an asyndetic coordination is a type of coordination in which no coordinating conjunction is present between the conjuncts. It does not involve omission, but is grouped with its opposite.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Asyndeton

    a-sin′de-ton, n. (rhet.) a figure in which the conjunctions are omitted, as in Matt. x. 8.—adj. Asyndet′ic. [Gr.; a, neg., syndetos, bound together, syn, together, dein, to bind.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asyndeton in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asyndeton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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