syn-

syn-

a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek, having the same function as co- (synthesis; synoptic ); used, with the meaning “with,” “together,” in the formation of compound words (synsepalous ) or “synthetic” in such compounds (syngas ).
Also, sy-, syl-, sym-, sys-.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form representing sýn with, together with

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syn-
 
prefix
1.  with or together: synecology
2.  fusion: syngamy
 
[from Greek sun together, with]

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syn-
prefix meaning "together with," from Gk. syn "with, together with," of unknown origin.
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syn- or sym-
pref.

  1. Together; with: synclonus.

  2. United: syncephaly.

  3. Same; similar: synteny.

  4. At the same time: synesthesia.

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