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Meaning of anagnorisis

an•ag•no•ri•sis

Pronunciation: (an"ag-nôr'u-sis, -nōr'-), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. (in ancient Greek tragedy) the critical moment of recognition or discovery, esp. preceding peripeteia.
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