syncope

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: syncope

1
n
(phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
2
n
a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: syncope
1

n (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')

Synonyms:
syncopation
Type of:
articulation
the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
2

n a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

Synonyms:
deliquium, faint, swoon
Type of:
loss of consciousness
the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond
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