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Tropology vs. Trope

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Tropologynoun

(rhetoric) The use of a trope (metaphor or figure of speech).

Tropenoun

Something recurring across a genre or type of art or literature, such as the ‘mad scientist’ of horror movies or the use of the phrase ‘once upon a time’ as an introduction to fairy tales; a motif.

Tropologynoun

The interpretation of scripture or other work in order to educe moral or figurative meaning; a treatise of such interpretation.

Tropenoun

(rhetoric) A figure of speech in which words or phrases are used with a nonliteral or figurative meaning, such as a metaphor.

Tropologynoun

A recurring motif or metaphor, a trope; an interplay of tropes.

Tropenoun

(geometry) Mathematical senses.

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Tropologynoun

A rhetorical mode of speech, including tropes, or changes from the original import of the word.

Tropenoun

A tangent space meeting a quartic surface in a conic.

Tropenoun

(archaic) The reciprocal of a node on a surface.

Tropenoun

(music) Musical senses.

Tropenoun

A short cadence at the end of the melody in some early music.

Tropenoun

A pair of complementary hexachords in twelve-tone technique.

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Tropenoun

(Judaism) A cantillation pattern, or one of the marks that represents it.

Tropenoun

(Roman Catholicism) A phrase or verse added to the Mass when sung by a choir.

Tropenoun

(philosophy) Philosophical senses.

Tropenoun

(Greek philosophy) Any of the ten arguments used in skepticism to refute dogmatism.

Tropenoun

(metaphysics) A particular instance of a property (such as the specific redness of a rose), as contrasted with a universal.

Tropeverb

(transitive) To use, or embellish something with, a trope.

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Tropeverb

(transitive) Senses relating chiefly to art or literature.

Tropeverb

To represent something figuratively or metaphorically, especially as a literary motif.

Tropeverb

To turn into, coin, or create a new trope.

Tropeverb

To analyse a work in terms of its literary tropes.

Tropeverb

(intransitive) To think or write in terms of tropes.

Tropenoun

The use of a word or expression in a different sense from that which properly belongs to it; the use of a word or expression as changed from the original signification to another, for the sake of giving life or emphasis to an idea; a figure of speech.

‘In his frequent, long, and tedious speeches, it has been said that a trope never passed his lips.’;

Tropenoun

language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Tropenoun

a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression

‘my sense that philosophy has become barren is a recurrent trope of modern philosophy’; ‘perhaps it is a mistake to use tropes and parallels in this eminently unpoetic age’; ‘both clothes and illness became tropes for new attitudes toward the self’;

Tropenoun

a significant or recurrent theme; a motif

‘she uses the Eucharist as a pictorial trope’;

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