syncrisis

[ sing-kruh-sis, sin- ]
/ ˈsɪŋ krə sɪs, ˈsɪn- /

noun Rhetoric Obsolete.

the comparison of opposites.

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Origin of syncrisis

1650–60; <Late Latin <Greek sýnkrisis combination, comparison, equivalent to syn-syn- + kri- (stem of krī́nein to separate) + -sis-sis
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