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.
A grammatical construction which conforms to the meaning rather than to strict syntactic agreement or reference (Ex.: Has everyone washed their hands?)
Origin of synesis
- Greek sunesis union, understanding from sunīenai to understand, bring together sun- syn- hīenai to send, hurl yē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Ancient Greek ÏƒÏÎ½ÎµÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (sunesis, “unification, meeting").