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NOUN (2)

1. a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain;
[syn: faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium]

2. (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle');
[syn: syncope, syncopation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Syncope \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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) Same as Syncopation. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) A fainting, or swooning. See Fainting. [1913 Webster] 4. A pause or cessation; suspension. [R.] [1913 Webster] Revely, and dance, and show, Suffer a syncope and solemn pause. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

syncope n 1: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain [syn: faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium] 2: (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle') [syn: syncope, syncopation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "syncope": KO, abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, andante tempo, apocope, aposiopesis, beat, blackout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, clipping, coma, compound time, compression, condensation, conspectus, contraction, crasis, curtailment, cutting, duple time, elision, ellipsis, epitome, faint, foreshortening, grayout, kayo, knockout, largo, lipothymia, lipothymy, march tempo, mixed times, nirvana, nirvana principle, nothingness, oblivion, obliviousness, precis, presto, pruning, rag, ragtime, recap, recapitulation, reduction, retrenchment, rubato, semiconsciousness, senselessness, sextuple time, shortening, simple time, sleep, stupor, summary, summation, swoon, syncopation, syneresis, synopsis, telescoping, tempo, tempo rubato, three-quarter time, time, time pattern, timing, triple time, triplet, truncation, two-four time, unconsciousness, waltz time