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Meaning of SYNCRETISM

Pronunciation:  'singkri`tizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting in a reduction in the use of inflections)
  2. [n]  the union (or attempted union) of different systems (especially in religion or philosophy); "a syncretism of material and immaterial theories"
 

SYNCRETISM is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: fusion, unification, union

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Syn"cre*tism\, n. (Philol.)
    The union or fusion into one of two or more originally
    different inflectional forms, as of two cases.
    
    
  2. \Syn"cre*tism\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to make two parties
    join against a third: cf. F. syncr['e]tisme.]
    Attempted union of principles or parties irreconcilably at
    variance with each other.
    
          He is plotting a carnal syncretism, and attempting the
          reconcilement of Christ and Belial.      --Baxter.
    
          Syncretism is opposed to eclecticism in philosophy.
                                                   --Krauth-Fleming.
    
    
 

 

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