a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek, having the same function as co- (synthesis; synoptic); used, with the meaning “with,” “together,” in the formation of compound words (synsepalous) or “synthetic” in such compounds (syngas).
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Origin of syn-
<Greek, combining form representing sýn with, together with
Definition for syn- (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for syn- (1 of 3)
/ (saɪn, sɪn) /
adverb, preposition, conjunction
a variant of syne 1
British Dictionary definitions for syn- (2 of 3)
with or togethersynecology
Word Origin for syn-
from Greek sun together, with
British Dictionary definitions for syn- (3 of 3)
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Medical definitions for syn-
At the same time:synesthesia.
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