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also syn·aer·e·sis (sĭ-nĕr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. syn·er·e·ses (-sēz′) also syn·aer·e·ses
1. Linguistics The drawing together into one syllable of two consecutive vowels or syllables, as in the formation of a diphthong.
2. Chemistry The exudation of the liquid component of a gel, caused or accompanied by a contraction of the gel.

[Late Latin synaeresis, from Greek sunairesis, from sunairein, to contract : sun-, syn- + hairein, to take, grasp.]


(sɪˈnɪərɪsɪs) or


1. (Chemistry) chem the process in which a gel contracts on standing and exudes liquid, as in the separation of whey in cheese-making
2. (Linguistics) the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) another word for synizesis
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek sunairesis a shortening, from sunairein to draw together, from syn- + hairein to take]


(sɪˈnɛr ə sɪs)

1. the contraction of two syllables or two vowels into one, esp. the contraction of two vowels so as to form a diphthong.
3. the contraction of a gel accompanied by the exudation of liquid.
[1570–80; < Late Latin synaeresis < Greek synaíresis, derivative of synaireîn to seize together (syn- syn- + haireîn to take)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syneresis - the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
linguistic process - a process involved in human language
2.syneresis - the separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved


[sɪˈnɪərɪsɪs] n (Gram) → crasi f
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