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syncrisis

[sing-kruh-sis, sin-] /ˈsɪŋ krə sɪs, ˈsɪn-/
noun, Rhetoric Obsolete
1.
the comparison of opposites.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin < Greek sýnkrisis combination, comparison, equivalent to syn- syn- + kri- (stem of krī́nein to separate) + -sis -sis
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