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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proleptic \Pro*lep"tic\, Proleptical \Pro*lep"tic*al\, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. proleptique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to prolepsis; anticipative. "A far-seeing or proleptic wisdom." --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. Previous; antecedent. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) Anticipating the usual time; -- applied to a periodical disease whose paroxysms return at an earlier hour at every repetition. [1913 Webster]




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