Daily Archives: December 21, 2007


Epexegesis (ep-ex-e-ge’-sis): When one interprets what one has just said. A kind of redefinition or self-interpretation (often signaled by constructions such as “that is to say…”).

This is going to be a lot more difficult than we expected–that is to say, we’re going to have to outsource at least six key functions in order to get the job done.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).