Meaning of SYNCOPE in English

SYNCOPE

n.1 Gram. the omission of interior sounds or letters in a word (see SYNCOPATE 2).

2 Med. a temporary loss of consciousness caused by a fall in blood pressure.

Derivatives:

syncopal adj.

Etymology: ME f. LL syncope f. Gk sugkope (as SYN-, kopto strike, cut off)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.