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1. Grammar The shortening of a word by omission of a sound, letter, or syllable from the middle of the word; for example, bos'n for boatswain.
2. Medicine A brief loss of consciousness caused by inadequate blood flow to the brain.
[Middle English sincopis, from sincopene, from Late Latin syncopēn, accusative of syncopē, from Greek sunkopē, from sunkoptein, to cut short : sun-, syn- + koptein, to strike.]
syn′co·pal (sĭng′kə-pəl, sĭn′-), syn·cop′ic (sĭn-kŏp′ĭk) adj.
1. (Pathology) pathol a technical word for a faint
2. (Linguistics) the omission of one or more sounds or letters from the middle of a word
[C16: from Late Latin syncopa, from Greek sunkopē a cutting off, from syn- + koptein to cut]
syncopic, ˈsyncopal adj
syn•co•pe(ˈsɪŋ kəˌpi, ˈsɪn-)
1. the shortening of a word by omitting one or more sounds from the middle, as in the reduction of never to ne'er.
2. brief loss of consciousness associated with an inadequate flow of oxygenated blood to the brain.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin syncopē < Greek synkopḗ cutting up =syn- syn- + kopḗ act of cutting, <kóptein to cut]
syn•cop•ic (sɪnˈkɒp ɪk) syn′co•pal, adj.
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|Noun||1.||syncope - a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain|
loss of consciousness - the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond
|2.||syncope - (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')|
phonemics, phonology - the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes
articulation - the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
n (Ling, Med) → Synkope f
n. síncope, desmayo o pérdida temporal del conocimiento;
anginal ___ → ___ anginoso;
deglutition ___ → ___ de deglución;
cardiac ___ → ___ cardíaco;
convulsive ___ → ___ convulsivo;
hysterical ___ → ___ histérico;
laryngeal ___ → ___ laríngeo.