syncope

Definitions of syncope
  1. noun
    (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
    synonyms: syncopation
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    type of:
    articulation
    the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  2. noun
    a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    synonyms: deliquium, faint, swoon
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    type of:
    loss of consciousness
    the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond
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