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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hypotyposis (Rhet) A vivid, picturesque description of scenes or events.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hypotyposis In rhetoric, vivid description of a scene or an event, as though it were present before the eyes of the audience; an oratorical word-picture.
    • n hypotyposis A sketch or outline of a science.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hypotyposis hī-po-ti-pō′sis (rhet.) vivid description of a scene.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr., fr. to sketch out; under + to impress