Complete Definition of "syzygy"

was wotd|2006|January|28
English

Etymology
From the Late Latin syzygia (a conjunction), from the Greek (syzygos), which means yoke together. This word was recognized as English in 1847 (astronomically).

Pronunciation
SAMPA|/"sIz.IdZi?/
IPA|/'sɪz.ɪdÊi/

Noun
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en-noun|syzyg|ies

  1. context|astronomy|astrology A kind of unity, namely an alignment of three celestial bodies (for example, the Sun, Earth, and Moon) such that one body is directly between the other two, such as occurs at an eclipse
  2. psychology An archetypal pairing of contrasexual opposites, symbolizing the communication of the conscious and unconscious minds
  3. mathematics A relation between generator|generators of a module
  4. medicine The fusion of some or all of the organs
  5. zoology The association of two protozoa end-to-end or laterally for the purpose of asexual exchange of genetic material
  6. zoology The pairing of chromosome|chromosomes in meiosis

Translations
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Dutch: conjunctie f, samenstand m
French: conjonction f, rencontre m
German: Konjunktion f
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Ido: kunjunto
Italian: sizigia f
Russian: ÑÐ¸Ð·Ð¸Ð³Ð¸Ñ (sizígiya) f
Swedish: konjunktion c

See also
asterism

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