auxesis

Definitions:

  • Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division.
  • In <em>botany</em>, the method of increase in size of the valves of diatoms.
  • In <em>rhetoric</em>, amplification; exaggeration; hyperbole; the use of a more unusual and high-sounding word for the ordinary and proper word.
  • In <em>mathematics</em>, the ratio in which the element of a figure has to be magnified to make it conform to the corresponding element of a conformable figure.
  • A figure by which a grave and magnificent word is put for the proper word; amplification; hyperbole.
  • Extreme <xref>hyperbole</xref>.
  • Arranging words or clauses in a sequence of increasing force.
  • <xref>Amplification</xref> in any form.
  • The <xref>growth</xref> of an organism without <xref>cell</xref> <xref>division</xref>
  • growth from increase in cell size without cell division
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