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scansion

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Noun
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scan=sion

CIDE DICTIONARY

scansionn. [L. scansio, fr. scandere, scansum, to climb. See Scan.].
     The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scansion, n.
1 the metrical scanning of verse.
2 the way a verse etc. scans.

Etymology
L scansio (LL of metre) f. scandere scans- climb

THESAURUS

scansion

Stabreim, alliterative meter, blocking, detailing, enumeration, itemization, measure, meter, metrical pattern, metrics, numbers, parsing, prosodic pattern, prosody, quantitative meter, resolution, scanning, schematization, syllabic meter, vers libre, versification

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