from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One's constitution; the balance of humours in a person's body.
- n. A mixture or combination.
- n. The contraction of a vowel or diphthong at the end of a word with a vowel or diphthong at the start of the following word.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mixture of constituents, as of the blood; constitution; temperament.
- n. A contraction of two vowels (as the final and initial vowels of united words) into one long vowel, or into a diphthong; synæresis; as, cogo for coago.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, the mixture of the constituents of a fluid, as the blood; hence, temperament; constitution.
- n. In grammar, a figure by which two different vowels are contracted into one long vowel or into a diphthong, as alēthea into alēthē, teicheos into teichous. It is otherwise called syneresis.
From Ancient Greek κρᾶσις (krāsis, "mixture"). (Wiktionary)