syn-, sy-, sym-, syl-, sys-

(Greek: with, together with; also by extension: united; same, similar; at the same time)

symbolize (verb), symbolizes; symbolized; symbolizing
1. To represent something by means of a symbol.
2. To express indirectly by an image, a form, a model, or to represent something: For many people, flowers symbolize love and affection for someone.
symbolizer
A general mechanism by which some mental representation comes to stand for some other thing, class of things, or attributes of something.
symbolomania
An excessive use of symbols or having symbolical meanings attached to one's acts or words.
symbolophobia
A fear of symbols in general or of specific symbols.
symbrachydactylia
The existence of fingers that are abnormally short and partially united with webbing.
symmachy (s) (noun), symmachies (pl)
1. Fighting together or in an alliance with an ally (or allies).
2. Fighting jointly against a common enemy.
symmelia
An abnormal bodily condition in which there may be three feet (tripodial sympus), two feet (dipodial sympus), one foot (monopodial sympus), or no feet (apodal sympus or sirenomelia).
symmelus
A fetus with symmelia which is a developmental anomaly or the absence, deformity, or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo which is characterized by the apparent fusion of the lower limbs.
symmetric
1. A reference to having a similarity in size, shape, and a relative position of corresponding parts.
2. Affecting corresponding parts simultaneously; such as, certain diseases.
symmetrical
1. Descriptive of being characterized by or exhibiting symmetry; that is, well-proportioned, as a body or whole.
2. A reference to being regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts.
sympathic
1. Characterized by, proceeding from, exhibiting, or feeling sympathy; sympathizing; compassionate: "She was a sympathic listener."
2. Acting or affected by, of the nature of, or referring to a special affinity or mutual relationship; congenial: "With their many similar tastes, she found her sister a most sympathic companion."
symposiac
A convivial meeting for drinking, music, and intellectual discussion among the ancient Greeks; now, a meeting or conference for the discussion of a topic or special subject.
symposiarch
symposiast
A participant in a symposium (a formal meeting held for the discussion of a subject, during which individual speakers may make presentations).
symposium (s) (noun); symposiums, symposia (pl)
1. A conference or meeting where academics or experts have discourses about certain subjects: At the symposium, professionals delivered speeches about topics in their special fields of knowledge.
2. A social get-together of people where they can talk freely about their ideas: Once a month Jerry took part in a symposium where he met his friends and had conversations about intellectual topics.
3. A jovial and merry party with light talk and music: For her birthday, Rebeca wanted a symposium for her twenty-fifth celebration.
4. Etymology: from Greek sumposion, "a drinking party" from Latin symposium; from syn, "together" + posis, "a drinking."
A social gathering for interchanges of opinions.
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Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "equal, identical, same, similar": auto-; emul-; equ-, equi-; homeo-; homo-; iso-; pari-; peer; rhomb-; tauto-.