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SYNAERESIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does synaeresis mean? 

SYNAERESIS (noun)
  The noun SYNAERESIS has 2 senses:

1. the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
2. the separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)

  Familiarity information: SYNAERESIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SYNAERESIS (noun)


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Meaning:

The contraction of two vowels into a diphthong

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

synaeresis; syneresis

Hypernyms ("synaeresis" is a kind of...):

linguistic process (a process involved in human language)


Sense 2synaeresis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

synaeresis; syneresis

Hypernyms ("synaeresis" is a kind of...):

chemical action; chemical change; chemical process ((chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved)


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