Definition for HY-PER'BA-TON, or HY'PER-BATE

HY-PER'BA-TON, or HY'PER-BATE, n. [Gr. υπερβατον, from υπερβαινω, to transgress, or go beyond.]

In grammar, a figurative construction inverting the natural and proper order of words and sentences. The species are the anastrophe, the hysteron-proteron, the hypallage, the synchysis, the tinesis, the parenthesis, and the proper hyperbaton, which last is a long retention of the verb which completes the sentence. Encyc.

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