synesis

noun
syn·​e·​sis | \ ˈsi-nə-səs How to pronounce synesis (audio) \

Definition of synesis

: 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")

First Known Use of synesis

1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synesis

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

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“Synesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synesis. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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