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(Greek, following after)

Term applied to a sense experience which supposedly carries as part of its content the fact that it follows later than some previous event. The existence of such experiences would explain why we can now see an event as the ending of a process whose earlier phases are not given to us in perception any more. In grammar an anacoluthon (Greek, not following after) is a sentence split so that one part does not follow from another (e.g. ‘The fact is, let's go’).

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