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syndrome a group or pattern of symptoms that together are indicative of a particular disease, disorder, or condition. [2 definitions]
synecdoche a figure of speech in which one term is used representatively for another by substituting a part for the whole or the specific for the general, or the reverse of these, such as "wheels" for "car" or "the police" for "a policeman".
syneresis the contraction of two syllables or vowels into one syllable, esp. to form a diphthong. [3 definitions]
synergetic working together or cooperatively.
synergism the joint effect of agents that is increased beyond the effects of each agent separately.
synergy the combined action or power of two or more things. [2 definitions]
synesthesia a phenomenon in which a stimulus applied to one part of the body causes a sensation in another, as when a smell produces the visualization of a prior experience.
synfuel see synthetic fuel.
synod an assembly of the officers of a given church or denomination for the discussion of church affairs; ecclesiastical council. [2 definitions]
synodical of or pertaining to a synod; synodal. [2 definitions]
synonym a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word of the same language. [2 definitions]
synonymous having the same or a similar meaning; expressing the same idea, intent, or the like.
synonymy the quality of being synonymous or similar in meaning. [3 definitions]
synopsis a short statement giving an overview, the main principles, or the sequence of events of a narrative, argument, article, or the like; summary; abstract.
synopsize to make a brief, condensed summary, outline, or statement of (a longer work); summarize.
synoptic of or indicating a synopsis; forming a summary or overview. [2 definitions]
synovia a clear, thickish secretion from body membranes such as joints or tendon sheaths, which acts as a lubricant.
syntactic of or concerning syntax.
syntactics (used with a sing. verb) the division of semiotics dealing with the components and intrinsic attributes of signs and symbols rather than their use or effect.
syntax the study of the structure and formation of phrases and sentences. [5 definitions]
synthesis the combining of discrete elements into a unified compound or entity, or the unified whole formed by such a combining. (Cf. analysis.) [3 definitions]