catacosmesis (uncountable)

  1. (rhetoric) A rhetorical device in which a series is arranged in "proper order", particularly
    1. (rhetoric) A descending order from best, greatest, etc. to worst, lowest, etc.
    2. (rhetoric) A chronological order from first to last.
    3. (rhetoric, obsolete, imprecise) An ascending order from worst, lowest, etc. to best, greatest, etc; a climax.
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