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Meaning of "chiastic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHIASTIC

chiastic  [kaɪˈæstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHIASTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chiastic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CHIASTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chiasmus

In rhetoric, chiasmus is the figure of speech in which two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point; that is, the clauses display inverted parallelism. Chiasmus was particularly popular in the literature of the ancient world, including Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, where it was used to articulate the balance of order within the text. As a popular example, many long and complex chiasmi have been found in Shakespeare and the Greek and Hebrew texts of the Bible. It is also found throughout the Book of Mormon. Today, chiasmus is applied fairly broadly to any "criss-cross" structure, although in classical rhetoric it was distinguished from other similar devices, such as the antimetabole. In its classical application, chiasmus would have been used for structures that do not repeat the same words and phrases, but invert a sentence's grammatical structure or ideas. The concept of chiasmus on a higher level, applied to motifs, turns of phrase, or whole passages, is called chiastic structure.

Definition of chiastic in the English dictionary

The definition of chiastic in the dictionary is pertaining to a chiasmus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHIASTIC


autoschediastic
ˌɔːtəʊˌskɛdɪˈæstɪk
chiliastic
ˌkɪlɪˈæstɪk
doxastic
dɒksˈæstɪk
drastic
ˈdræstɪk
ecclesiastic
ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪk
elastic
ɪˈlæstɪk
encomiastic
ɛnˌkəʊmɪˈæstɪk
enthusiastic
ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk
fantastic
fænˈtæstɪk
gymnastic
dʒɪmˈnæstɪk
orgiastic
ˌɔːdʒɪˈæstɪk
overenthusiastic
ˌəʊvərɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk
paederastic
ˌpɛdərˈæstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
sarcastic
sɑːˈkæstɪk
scholastic
skəˈlæstɪk
scholiastic
ˌskəʊlɪˈæstɪk
stochastic
stɒˈkæstɪk
thermoplastic
ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk
unenthusiastic
ˌʌnɪnθjuːzɪˈæstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHIASTIC

chianti
Chiantishire
chiao
Chiapas
chiarezza
chiaroscurism
chiaroscurist
chiaroscuro
chiasm
chiasma
chiasmal
chiasmata
chiasmatic
chiasmi
chiasmic
chiasmus
chiastolite
chib
Chiba
chibbed

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHIASTIC

antineoplastic
bombastic
domestic
dynastic
dysplastic
foam plastic
hyperplastic
hypoplastic
inelastic
lymphoblastic
monastic
myeloblastic
neoplastic
orgastic
phantastic
pyroclastic
reinforced plastic
Silastic
spastic
trophoblastic
viscoelastic

Synonyms and antonyms of chiastic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chiastic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHIASTIC

Find out the translation of chiastic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chiastic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chiastic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

chiastic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quiástica
570 millions of speakers

English

chiastic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chiastic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

chiastic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

chiastic
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chiastic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chiastic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chiastique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chiastic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chiastischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

chiastic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

chiastic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chiastic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chiastic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

chiastic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोंधळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çaprazlama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chiastico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chiastic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

chiastic
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chiastic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χιαστό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chiastiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chiastic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chiastic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chiastic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIASTIC»

The term «chiastic» is normally little used and occupies the 139.234 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIASTIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chiastic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHIASTIC»

Discover the use of chiastic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chiastic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chiastic Designs in English Literature from Sidney to ...
The Chiastic Aesthetic Recovered By way of reaching for a conclusion since we have stalked — though not overtaken — the object of our pursuit, a brief retracing of our steps in Pericles will repay renewed efforts. What we find can be read ...
Dr William E Engel, 2013
2
A Cemetery of Symmetry: Chiastic Structure in Wandering ...
This thesis is an analysis of the chiastic structure in the tenth episode of James Joyce's Ulysses, Wandering Rocks, and how it relates to the chiastic elements in the novel as a whole.
Jordan Howie, 2006
3
A New Witness for Christ: Chiastic Structures in the Book of ...
You don't know the Book of Mormon until you've read and assimilated the wealth of information in this book!
H. Clay Gorton, 1997
4
Language of the Lord
The Frequency of Occurrences of D&C Chiasma To examine the frequency of occurrence of chiasma in the Doctrine and Covenants, we need a measure of chiastic density in the revelations. The frequency of occurrence of the chiastic form in ...
H. Clay Gorton, 1993
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The War Between the Two Beasts and the Two Witnesses: A ...
He pays special attention to the fusion of form and content and seeks to elucidate how the concentric and chiastic pattern informs the meaning of the literary units within 11:1--14:5, and proposes that the text of 11:1--14:5 is best ...
Antoninus King Wai Siew, 2005
6
The Scroll of the Gospel of David
Notice how most of the elements of the chiastic structure are related very easily except for element H/H'. A comparison of H/H' helps us understand Adonai's definition of success for Joshua. Success = Taking possession of the land! Notice how ...
Tony Robinson, 2008
7
Philippians: Let Us Rejoice in Being Conformed to Christ
Let Us Rejoice in Being Conformed to Christ The preceding chapters have provided detailed summary conclusions for each of the ten chiastic units comprising Paul's letter to the Philippians. This final chapter presents an overview of how this ...
John Paul Heil, 2010
8
The Blackwell Companion to Paul
Philemon, Colossians, and Ephesians each exhibits an overall chiastic structure. Chiastic patterns serve to organize the content to be heard and not only aid the memory of the one delivering or performing a document, but also make it easier ...
Stephen Westerholm, 2011
9
Colossians: Encouragement to Walk in All Wisdom as Holy Ones ...
This book investigates Colossians as a "captivity" letter from the primary implied author, the imprisoned Paul, to an implied audience of mainly Gentile converts currently in danger of influence by local Jews or Jewish Christians.
John Paul Heil, 2010
10
Joyce's "Wandering Rocks"
CHIASTIC PATTERNS IN "WANDERING ROCKS" CLIVE HART In a detailed analysis of the form of " Wandermg Rocks ", this essay shows how the episode employs a chiastic structure, one which aligns itself with analogous patterns to be  ...
Andrew Gibson, Steven Morrison, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHIASTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chiastic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Numerical Patterning in Revelation 16
The two “I heard” statements frame and interrupt the chiastic structure. John first hears the angel of waters speak, and his introduction consists ... «First Things, Jun 15»
2
2015 Books Issue | An excerpt from WORLD's Book of the Year in …
How do they lean into this asymmetry? Judges's chiastic design also contrasts Achsah, the godly wife of the first and best judge, Othniel (Judg. «World Magazine, Jun 15»
3
FOLLOW BENJAMIN BLAND FOLLOW EKOPLEKZ
One senses that this is the sort of music Autechre would make if, instead of moving towards increasingly dense musical structures post-Chiastic ... «Drowned In Sound, Jun 15»
4
Literary Patterns in Genesis
This chiastic arrangement both picks up terminology from 1:1 (God, created, heaven and earth) but anticipates the opening verses of following ... «First Things, Apr 15»
5
Best Books– Part Seven
There is plenty of good material in the volumes, but there is also too much repetition, perhaps because of following a chiastic structure. «Patheos, Mar 15»
6
The Reflective European: Frisk Frugt Interviewed
... with songs often embodying those titular symmetrical chiastic structures - as symmetrical and reflective as an arch mirror. Meldgaard made it ... «The Quietus, Mar 15»
7
A Strong Angel
Because there are two references to the feet, the description is more obviously chiastic than the description in chapter 1, though I suspect both ... «First Things, Nov 14»
8
A Comic Feast: Michael Winterbottom's The Trip to Italy
Despite their apparent casualness, the two films reveal a chiastic structure that reverses the men's personal and professional fortunes. In the ... «The Millions, Sep 14»
9
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat First Look
Took it in and the dealer said this is a inherited chiastic of the SRT8. WOW, really. They did not tell me this when I bought it, It was so loud I had ... «MotorTrend Magazine, Aug 14»
10
What to Do When Your Engines Fail: Ordinary Time & Discipleship …
Matthew often presents Jesus's speeches in a form called chiastic structure, which is built like a pyramid w/the central idea right in the middle. «Patheos, Jun 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chiastic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chiastic>. Jul 2020 ».
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