syncope: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sing'ku-pē", sin'-), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- the contraction of a word by omitting one or more sounds from the middle, as in the reduction of never to ne'er.
- brief loss of consciousness associated with transient cerebral anemia, as in heart block, sudden lowering of the blood pressure, etc.; fainting.