1. the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence.
2. the word or words so added.
1. But you did establish personal contact? In epexegesis or on a point of order?
– James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake
2. One of the most striking peculiarities of colloquial speech in Dutch, and of natural free talk in general, is what is called epexegesis.
– Jan Gonda, Selected Studies
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