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Meaning of SYNCOPE

Pronunciation:  'singkupee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
  2. [n]  a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

SYNCOPE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: faint, swoon, syncopation
 See Also: articulation, loss of consciousness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Syn"co*pe\, n. [L. syncope, syncopa, Gr. ? a cutting
up, a syncope; akin to ? to beat together, to cut up, cut
short, weavy; sy`n with + ? to strike, cut.]
1. (Gram.) An elision or retrenchment of one or more letters
   or syllables from the middle of a word; as, ne'er for
   never, ev'ry for every.

2. (Mus.) Same as {Syncopation}.

3. (Med.) A fainting, or swooning. See {Fainting}.

4. A pause or cessation; suspension. [R.]

         Revely, and dance, and show, Suffer a syncope and
         solemn pause.                         --Cowper.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: light-headedness or fainting caused by insufficient blood supply to the brain.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Syncope is the sudden but temporary loss of consciousness because of insufficient blood supply to the brain.