noun Etymology: Late Latin scansion-, scansio, from Latin, act of climbing, from scandere Date: 1671 the analysis of verse to show its meter

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  • scansion — [ skɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1741; lat. scansio 1 ♦ Didact. Action, manière de scander (un vers). 2 ♦ Pathol. Trouble de la prononciation qui consiste à mettre l accent sur certaines syllabes. ● scansion nom féminin (latin scansio, onis) Action ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scansion — Scan sion, n. [L. scansio, fr. scandere, scansum, to climb. See {Scan}.] (Pros.) The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scansion — Scansion, so v.w. Scandiren 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • scansion — (n.) 1670s, action of marking off of verse in metric feet, from L.L. scansionem (nom. scansio), from L., act of climbing, from scandere to climb (see SCAN (Cf. scan) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scansion — ► NOUN 1) the action of scanning a line of verse to determine its rhythm. 2) the rhythm of a line of verse …   English terms dictionary

  • scansion — [skan′shən] n. [Fr < L scansio] 1. the act of scanning, or analyzing poetry in terms of its rhythmic components 2. the graphic representation, indicated by marked accents, feet, etc., of the rhythm of a line or lines of verse …   English World dictionary

  • Scansion — La scansion est proprement l action de scander un vers, c est à dire d en analyser la métrique ou plus précisément, d en déterminer le schéma métrique ou modèle. Par extension, la déclamation du vers pour faire ressortir ce schéma métrique est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • scansion — /skan sheuhn/, n. Pros. the metrical analysis of verse. The usual marks for scansion are breve for a short or unaccented syllable, ¯ or for a long or accented syllable, ^ for a rest, | for a foot division, and || for a caesura or pause. [1645 55; …   Universalium

  • SCANSION — n. f. T. de Versification Action de scander. La scansion des vers …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • scansion — (skan si on) s. f. Action de scander un vers. La scansion d un vers n en représente pas la prononciation. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. scansionem, de scandere, scander …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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