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Synchysis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Synchysis A derangement or confusion of any kind, as of words in a sentence, or of humors in the eye.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n synchysis Confusion or derangement. Specifically— In rhetoric, a hyperbaton so violent as to confuse the meaning of a sentence. An example is
    • n synchysis In pathology, fluidity of the vitreons humor of the eye.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Synchysis sing′ki-sis (rhet.) confusion of meaning due to unusual arrangement: fluidity of the vitreous humour of the eye.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr., fr. to confound; sy`n with + to pour
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. syngchysissyn, together with, chein, to pour.

Usage

In literature:

A synchysis, or ill-placing of words, of which Tully so much complains in oratory.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Synchysis, 350, 11, d. Syncope, 7, 4; 367, 8.
"New Latin Grammar" by Charles E. Bennett
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