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synaeresis

or syneresis

[si-ner-uh-sis] /sɪˈnɛr ə sɪs/
noun, Phonetics.
1.
the contraction of two syllables or two vowels into one, especially the contraction of two vowels so as to form a diphthong.
2.
Origin of synaeresis
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin < Greek synaíresis act of taking together, equivalent to syn- syn- + (h)aire- (stem of haireîn to take) + -sis -sis
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  • Diaeresis or synaeresis may usually be employed according to the case.

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British Dictionary definitions for synaeresis

synaeresis

/sɪˈnɪərɪsɪs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of syneresis
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