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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Syncretism \Syn"cre*tism\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to make two parties
join against a third: cf. F. syncr['e]tisme.]
1. Attempted union of principles or parties irreconcilably at
variance with each other.
He is plotting a carnal syncretism, and attempting
the reconcilement of Christ and Belial. --Baxter.
Syncretism is opposed to eclecticism in philosophy.
2. (Philol.) The union or fusion into one of two or more
originally different inflectional forms, as of two cases.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of
thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy);
"a syncretism of material and immaterial theories"
2: the fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting
in a reduction in the use of inflections)
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
102 Moby Thesaurus words for "syncretism":
Anschluss, addition, admixture, affiliation, agglomeration,
aggregation, agreement, alliance, alloyage, amalgamation,
assimilation, association, blend, blending, cabal, cartel,
casualness, centralization, coalescence, coalition, combination,
combine, combo, comminglement, commingling, commixture,
composition, confederacy, confederation, congeries, conglomeration,
conjugation, conjunction, consolidation, conspiracy,
crudity of intellect, denominationalism, eclecticism, ecumenism,
embodiment, encompassment, enosis, federalization, federation,
fusion, hookup, immixture, imprudence, inclusion, incorporation,
indiscreetness, indiscretion, indiscriminateness, indiscrimination,
insensibility, insensitivity, integration, interfusion,
interlarding, interlardment, interminglement, intermingling,
intermixture, junction, junta, lack of feeling, lack of refinement,
league, marriage, meld, melding, merger, mingling, mixing, mixture,
package, package deal, partisanism, pluralism, promiscuity,
promiscuousness, schismatism, sectarianism, sectarism,
solidification, syndication, syneresis, synthesis, tactlessness,
tie-up, uncriticalness, undiscriminatingness, undiscriminativeness,
unfastidiousness, unification, union, unmeticulousness,
unparticularness, unpreciseness, unselectiveness, untactfulness,
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