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 for syncope
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Syncope \Syn"co*pe\, n. [L. syncope, syncopa, Gr. ? a cutting
     up, a syncope; akin to ? to beat together, to cut up, cut
     short, weavy; sy`n with + ? to strike, cut.]
     1. (Gram.) An elision or retrenchment of one or more letters
        or syllables from the middle of a word; as, ne'er for
        never, ev'ry for every.
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     2. (Mus.) Same as Syncopation.
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     3. (Med.) A fainting, or swooning. See Fainting.
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     4. A pause or cessation; suspension. [R.]
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              Revely, and dance, and show,
              Suffer a syncope and solemn pause.    --Cowper.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  syncope
      n 1: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient
           blood to the brain [syn: faint, swoon, syncope,
           deliquium]
      2: (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in
         `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle') [syn: syncope, syncopation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "syncope":
     KO, abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, andante tempo, apocope,
     aposiopesis, beat, blackout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony,
     clipping, coma, compound time, compression, condensation,
     conspectus, contraction, crasis, curtailment, cutting, duple time,
     elision, ellipsis, epitome, faint, foreshortening, grayout, kayo,
     knockout, largo, lipothymia, lipothymy, march tempo, mixed times,
     nirvana, nirvana principle, nothingness, oblivion, obliviousness,
     precis, presto, pruning, rag, ragtime, recap, recapitulation,
     reduction, retrenchment, rubato, semiconsciousness, senselessness,
     sextuple time, shortening, simple time, sleep, stupor, summary,
     summation, swoon, syncopation, syneresis, synopsis, telescoping,
     tempo, tempo rubato, three-quarter time, time, time pattern,
     timing, triple time, triplet, truncation, two-four time,
     unconsciousness, waltz time
  
  

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