(?), a. Of the nature of a prolegomenon; preliminary; introductory; prefatory.
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(?), n.;
pl. Prolegomena (#).
[ NL., fr. Gr. , properly neut. pass. p. pr. of to say beforehand; before + to say.] A preliminary remark or observation; an introductory discourse prefixed to a book or treatise. D. Stokes (1659). Sir W. Scott.
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(?), n. [L., fr. Gr. , from to take beforehand; before + to take.]
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1. (Rhet.) (a) A figure by which objections are anticipated or prevented. Abp. Bramhall. (b) A necessary truth or assumption; a first or assumed principle.
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2. (Chron.) An error in chronology, consisting in an event being dated before the actual time.
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3. (Gram.) The application of an adjective to a noun in anticipation, or to denote the result, of the action of the verb; as, to strike one dumb.
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(?), } a. [Gr. : cf. F. proleptique.]
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1. Of or pertaining to prolepsis; anticipative. "A far-seeing or proleptic wisdom." De Quincey.
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2. Previous; antecedent. Glanvill.
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3. (Med.) Anticipating the usual time; -- applied to a periodical disease whose paroxysms return at an earlier hour at every repetition.
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