a grammatical construction which conforms to the meaning rather than to strict syntactic agreement or reference (Ex.: Has everyone washed their hands?)
Origin of synesisModern Latin ; from Gr, sagacity, quick perception ; from synienai, to perceive, literally , to bring together ; from syn-, together + hienai, to set in motion: see jet
A construction in which a form, such as a pronoun, differs in number but agrees in meaning with the word governing it, as in If the group becomes too large, we can split them in two.
Origin of synesisGreek sunesis, union, understanding, from sun&imacron;enai, to understand, bring together : sun-, syn- + h&imacron;enai, to send, hurl; see y&emacron;- in Indo-European roots.
Ancient Greek ÏƒÏÎ½ÎµÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (sunesis, “unification, meeting").