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Meaning of SYNAERESIS

Pronunciation:  si'nerisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)
  2. [n]  the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
 

SYNAERESIS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: syneresis
 
 See Also: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, linguistic process

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Syn*[ae]r"e*sis\, Syneresis \Syn*er"e*sis\, n. [NL.,
fr. Gr. ? a taking or drawing together, fr. ? to take
together; sy`n with + ? to take, to grasp. See {Syn-}, and
{Heresy}.] (Gram.)
The union, or drawing together into one syllable, of two
vowels that are ordinarily separated in syllabification;
synecphonesis; -- the opposite of di[ae]resis.

 

 

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