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.)).

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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 — ► 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 — noun Etymology: Late Latin scansion , scansio, from Latin, act of climbing, from scandere Date: 1671 the analysis of verse to show its meter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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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