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English noun: syncope

1. syncope (event) a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

Synonymsdeliquium, faint, swoon

Broader (hypernym)loss of consciousness

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


Broader (hypernym)articulation

Domain categoryphonemics, phonology

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