Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A derangement or confusion of any kind, as of words in a sentence, or of humors in the eye.
  • noun (Med.) a condition in which the vitreous humor is softened and contains sparkling scales of cholesterin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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