[ sing-kuh-pee, sin- ]
/ ˈsɪŋ kəˌpi, ˈsɪn- /
Grammar. the contraction of a word by omitting one or more sounds from the middle, as in the reduction of never to ne'er.
Pathology. brief loss of consciousness associated with transient cerebral anemia, as in heart block, sudden lowering of the blood pressure, etc.; fainting.
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Origin of syncope
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin syncopē < Greek synkopḗ a cutting short, equivalent to syn- syn- + kop- (stem of kóptein to cut) + -ē feminine noun suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM syncopesyn·cop·ic [sin-kop-ik] /sɪnˈkɒp ɪk/, syn·co·pal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for syncopal
/ (ˈsɪŋkəpɪ) /
pathol a technical word for a faint
the omission of one or more sounds or letters from the middle of a word
Derived forms of syncopesyncopic (sɪŋˈkɒpɪk) or syncopal, adjective
Word Origin for syncope
C16: from Late Latin syncopa, from Greek sunkopē a cutting off, from syn- + koptein to cut
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Medical definitions for syncopal (1 of 2)
[ sĭng′kə-pəl, sĭn′- ]
Of or relating to syncope.
Medical definitions for syncopal (2 of 2)
[ sĭng′kə-pē, sĭn′- ]
A brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden fall of blood pressure or failure of the cardiac systole, resulting in cerebral anemia.
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