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Definition of syncretism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    syncretism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈsɪŋkrəˌtɪzəm//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1(technology) the mixing of different religions, philosophies, or ideas
  2. 2(linguistics) the mixing of different forms of the same word during the development of a language
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