synesis

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noun syn·e·sis \ˈsi-nə-səs\

Definition of synesis

  1. :  a grammatical construction in which agreement or reference is according to sense rather than strict syntax (such as anyone and them in “if anyone calls, tell them I am out”)

Origin and Etymology of synesis

New Latin, from Greek, understanding, sense, from synienai to bring together, understand, from syn- + hienai to send — more at jet


First Known Use: 1722


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