syn-, sy-, sym-, syl-, sys-
(Greek: with, together with; also by extension: united; same, similar; at the same time)
2. To sell articles, comic strips, or photographs to several different newspapers or magazines for publication at the same time: There is a professional group that syndicates Monica's daily vocabulary cartoons to several newspapers throughout the nation and overseas.
syndicate (SIN di kit") (s) (noun), syndicates (pl)
1. An association of people who work together to carry out a business, an enterprise, or some other common objective.
2. A group of newspapers that have the same owner or are managed by one company.
2. Selling an article or cartoon; for example, for publication in many magazines or newspapers at the same time: "She received a good income from the syndication of her articles and illustrations."
A specific term for some form of generality; as, "cutthroat" for an "assassin" or "head" for "cattle"; or a term for the specific elements, as "thief" for "pickpocket"; or the material for something that is made from it; such as, "steel" referring to a "sword".
2. Etymology: from "part for whole" or "vice versa," from Middle Latin synodoche, from Late Latin synecdoche, which came from Greek synekdokhe; literally, "a receiving together" or "jointly" from synekdekhesthai, "supply a thought or word, take with something else"; from syn- "with" + ek, "out" + dekhesthai, "to receive".
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Mildred's husband asked his wife a synecdochical question: "Well, little lady, what did the court (judge) decide about your speeding ticket?"
Germany won 10 gold medals at the games; general for the special: a nasty "beast" (man); special for the general: Jim talks as if he is an "Einstein" (a genius).
2. Anyone who practices or supports the study of groups of organisms that are associated as a unit or a biological community.
3. A study of the interrelationships among communities of organisms, populations, communities, and systems: The professor told his students that synecology includes the science of all living and relevant nonliving components of natural communities and their relationships with each other.