Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A complicated, interlocking word-order pattern in early Latin verse, demonstrated by Virgil and his contemporaries.
  • n. A confused mixture.
  • n. Confused arrangement of words in a sentence;

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A derangement or confusion of any kind, as of words in a sentence, or of humors in the eye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Confusion or derangement.
  • n. In pathology, fluidity of the vitreons humor of the eye.

Etymologies

Through Latin from the Ancient Greek σύγχυσις (sýnchysis), "a mixing". (Wiktionary)

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