epexegesis  epexegesis
 ep-ex-e-ge'-sis from Gk. epi, "in addition" and
exegeisthai, "to explain"

When one interprets what one has just said. A kind of redefinition or self-interpretation (often signaled by constructions such as "that is to say...").
  I'm afraid we've run up against the bamboo curtain—that is to say, an economic and political barrier in the East as real as the iron curtain has been in the West.
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  Sources: Peacham (1577) T1r

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Gideon O. Burton, Brigham Young University
Please cite "Silva Rhetoricae" (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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