Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ New Latin syncarpium
. See Syncarpous
.] (Botany) A kind of aggregate fruit in which the ovaries cohere in a solid mass, with a slender receptacle, as in the magnolia; also, a similar multiple fruit, as a mulberry.
; plural Syncarpia
. [ New Latin ] (Botany) Same as Syncarp .
Syncarpous adjective [ Prefix syn- + Greek ... a fruit.] (Botany) Composed of several carpels consolidated into one ovary.
[ Greek ...; sy`n
with + ... a predicate. See Syn-
, and Categorematic
.] (Logic) Not capable of being used as a term by itself; -- said of words, as an adverb or preposition.
; plural Synchondroses
. [ New Latin , from Greek ...; sy`n
with + ... cartilage.] (Anat.) An immovable articulation in which the union is formed by cartilage.
Synchondrotomy noun [ Greek ... union by cartilage + ... to cut.] (Surg.) Symphyseotomy.
Synchoresis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; sy`n with + ... a going.] (Rhet.) A concession made for the purpose of retorting with greater force.
[ See Synchronous
.] Happening at, or belonging to, the same time; synchronous; simultaneous. Dr. H. More.
Synchronal noun A synchronal thing or event.
Synchronical adjective [ Confer French synchronique .] Happening at the same time; synchronous. Boyle. -- Syn*chron"ic*al*ly , adverb
[ Greek ..., from ... to be contemporary with, from ... synchronous. See Synchronous
.] 1. The concurrence of events in time; simultaneousness. 2. The tabular arrangement of historical events and personages, according to their dates. 3. (Paint.) A representation, in the same picture, of two or events which occured at different times.
Synchronistic adjective Of or pertaining to synchronism; arranged according to correspondence in time; as, synchronistic tables.
Synchronization noun The act of synchronizing; concurrence of events in respect to time.
Synchronize intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Synchronized
; present participle & verbal noun Synchronizing
.] [ Greek ....] To agree in time; to be simultaneous.
The path of this great empire, through its arch of progress, synchronized with that of Christianity. De Quincey.
Synchronize transitive verb
1. To assign to the same date or period of time; as, to synchronize two events of Greek and Roman history. "Josephus synchronizes Nisan with the Egyptian Pharmus." W. Latin Bevan. 2. To cause to agree in time; as, to synchronize the movements of different machines; to synchronize clocks.
Synchronology noun [ Prefix syn- + Greek ... time + -logy .] Contemporaneous chronology.
[ Greek ...; sy`n
with + ... time. Confer Chronicle
.] Happening at the same time; simultaneous.
Synchrony noun The concurrence of events in time; synchronism.
Geological contemporaneity is the same as chronological synchrony . Huxley.
Synchysis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to confound; sy`n with + ... to pour.] A derangement or confusion of any kind, as of words in a sentence, or of humors in the eye. Sparkling synchysis (Medicine) , a condition in which the vitreous humor is softened and contains sparkling scales of cholesterin.
Synclastic adjective [ Prefix syn- + Greek kla^n to break.] (Math. Physics) Curved toward the same side in all directions; -- said of surfaces which in all directions around any point bend away from a tangent plane toward the same side, as the surface of a sphere; -- opposed to anticlastic. Sir W. Thomson.
Synclinal adjective [ Greek ... to incline together; sy`n with + ... to incline.]
1. Inclined downward from opposite directions, so as to meet in a common point or line. 2. (Geol.) Formed by strata dipping toward a common line or plane; as, a synclinal trough or valley; a synclinal fold; -- opposed to anticlinal . » A downward flexure in the case of folded rocks makes a synclinal axis, and the alternating upward flexure an anticlinal axis.
Synclinal noun (Geol.) A synclinal fold.
Syncline noun (Geol.) A synclinal fold.
Synclinical adjective Synclinal. [ R.]
; plural Synclinoria
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... to lay together + ... mountain.] (Geol.) A mountain range owing its origin to the progress of a geosynclinal, and ending in a catastrophe of displacement and upturning. Dana.
Syncopal adjective Of or pertaining to syncope; resembling syncope.
Syncopate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Syncopated
; present participle & verbal noun Syncopating
.] [ Late Latin syncopatus
, past participle of syncopare
to syncopate, to swoon. See Syncope
.] 1. (Gram.) To contract, as a word, by taking one or more letters or syllables from the middle; as, "Gloster" is a syncopated form of "Gloucester." 2. (Mus.) To commence, as a tone, on an unaccented part of a measure, and continue it into the following accented part, so that the accent is driven back upon the weak part and the rhythm drags.
1. (Gram.) The act of syncopating; the contraction of a word by taking one or more letters or syllables from the middle; syncope. 2. (Mus.) The act of syncopating; a peculiar figure of rhythm, or rhythmical alteration, which consists in welding into one tone the second half of one beat with the first half of the beat which follows.
[ Latin syncope
, Greek ... a cutting up, a syncope; akin to ... to beat together, to cut up, cut short, weavy; sy`n
with + ... to strike, cut.] 1. (Gram.) An elision or retrenchment of one or more letters or syllables from the middle of a word; as, ne'er for never , ev'ry for every . 2. (Mus.) Same as Syncopation . 3. (Medicine) A fainting, or swooning. See Fainting . 4. A pause or cessation; suspension.
Revely, and dance, and show, Cowper.
Suffer a syncope and solemn pause.
Syncopist noun One who syncopates. Addison.
Syncopize transitive verb To syncopate.
Syncotyledonous adjective [ Prefix syn- + cotyledonous .] (Botany) Having united cotyledonous.
Syncretic adjective Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion. Smart.
[ Greek ..., from ... to make two parties join against a third: confer French syncrétisme
.] Attempted union of principles or parties irreconcilably at variance with each other.
He is plotting a carnal syncretism , and attempting the reconcilement of Christ and Belial. Baxter.
Syncretism is opposed to eclecticism in philosophy. Krauth-Fleming.
Syncretism noun (Philol.) The union or fusion into one of two or more originally different inflectional forms, as of two cases.
Syncretist noun [ Confer French syncrétiste .] One who attempts to unite principles or parties which are irreconcilably at variance; specifically (Eccl. Hist.) , an adherent of George Calixtus and other Germans of the seventeenth century, who sought to unite or reconcile the Protestant sects with each other and with the Roman Catholics, and thus occasioned a long and violent controversy in the Lutheran church.
1. Pertaining to, or characterized by, syncretism; as, a syncretistic mixture of the service of Jehovah and the worship of idols. 2. Of or pertaining to Syncretists.
Syncrisis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a comparison; ... together + ... to judge.] (Rhet.) A figure of speech in which opposite things or persons are compared. Crabb.
; plural Syncitia
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... together + ... a hollow vessel.] 1. (Biol.) Tissue in which the cell or partition walls are wholly wanting and the cell bodies fused together, so that the tissue consists of a continuous mass of protoplasm in which nuclei are imbedded, as in ordinary striped muscle. 2. (Zoology) The ectoderm of a sponge.
Syndactyl, Syndactyle adjective
+ Greek ... finger, toe.] (Zoology & Med.) Having two or more digits wholly or partly united. See Syndactylism .
Syndactyle noun [ Prefix syn- + Greek ... finger, toe: confer French syndactyle .] (Zoology) Any bird having syndactilous feet.
Syndactylic adjective (Zoology) Syndactilous.
Syndactylous adjective (Zoology) Having the toes firmly united together for some distance, and without an intermediate web, as the kingfishers; gressorial.
Syndesmography noun [ Greek ... band, bond + -graphy .] A description of the ligaments; syndesmology.
Syndesmology noun [ Greek ... band, bond + -logy .] That part of anatomy which treats of ligaments.
; plural Syndesmoses
. [ New Latin , from Greek ... a bond; ... together + ... a bond, from ... to bind.] (Anat.) An articulation formed by means of ligaments.
Syndetic, Syndetical adjective
[ Greek ..., from ... to bind together; sy`n
with + ... to bind; confer Asyndetic
.] Connecting; conjunctive; as, syndetic words or connectives; syndetic references in a dictionary.
With the syndetic juxtaposition of distinct members, the article is not often repeated. C. J. Grece (Trans. Maetzner's Gram.).
[ Latin syndictus
, Greek ... helping in a court of justice, advocate; sy`n
with + ... justice, akin to ... to show: confer French syndic
. See Teach
.] 1. An officer of government, invested with different powers in different countries; a magistrate. 2. (Law) An agent of a corporation, or of any body of men engaged in a business enterprise; an advocate or patron; an assignee.
» In France, syndics
are appointed by the creditors of a bankrupt to manage the property. Almost all the companies in Paris, the university, and the like, have their syndics
. The university of Cambridge, Eng., has its syndics
, who are chosen from the senate to transact special business, such as the regulation of fees, the framing of laws, etc.
Syndic noun (Civil Law) One appointed to manage an estate, essentially as a trustee, under English law.
1. Consisting of, or pert. to, a syndic. 2. Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, syndicalism.