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sympatry existing in the same geographic area without interbreeding.
symphonic of or pertaining to a musical symphony, or to a symphony orchestra. [2 definitions]
symphonic poem a composition for a symphony orchestra, usu. in one movement, that is evocative of a story, idea, scene in nature, or other nonmusical theme.
symphony a musical composition for orchestra, usu. having three or four movements and similar in form to a sonata. [4 definitions]
symphony orchestra a large group of instrumentalists, including string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, that performs symphonic compositions.
symphysis the fusing or growing together of bones such that an abnormal union is formed. [2 definitions]
symposiast one who takes part in a symposium.
symposium a conference or meeting on a single topic, usu. involving several speakers. [3 definitions]
symptom an indication or sign of something. [2 definitions]
symptomatic showing the symptoms of a disease. [2 definitions]
symptomatology the field of medical science having to do with symptoms of disease. [2 definitions]
symptomless combined form of symptom.
syn. abbreviation of "synonym," a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word of the same language. [2 definitions]
syn- together; same.
synaesthesia variant of synesthesia.
synagogue a place used for worship and religious instruction by a Jewish congregation. [2 definitions]
synapse the point where nerve impulses are transmitted between the axon of one neuron and a dendrite or the cell body of another neuron.
synapsis in the early stage of meiosis, the side-by-side pairing of comparable male and female chromosomes. [2 definitions]
sync (informal) shortened form of "synchronization." [2 definitions]
synchrocyclotron a cyclotron in which frequency of voltage is regulated to accommodate the increases in mass of the particles as they reach high speeds.
synchromesh designating a gear-shifting mechanism that synchronizes the speeds of the two gears to be meshed, so that the transition is smooth.