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sympathy sym·pa·thy (sĭm'pə-thē)

  1. A relation between parts or organs by which a disease or disorder in one induces an effect in the other.

  2. Mental contagion, as in yawning induced by seeing another person yawn.

  3. Mutual understanding or affection arising from a relationship or an affinity, in which whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other.

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