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  1. symplectic(Adjective)

    Describing the geometry of differentiable manifolds equipped with a closed, nondegenerate 2-form

  2. Origin: Calque of complex, by . Complex comes from the Latin complexus (from com- + plectere), while symplectic comes from the corresponding sym-plektos (συμ, variant of σύν + πλεκτικός, from πλέκω). In both cases the suffix comes from plek-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Symplectic(adj)

    plaiting or joining together; -- said of a bone next above the quadrate in the mandibular suspensorium of many fishes, which unites together the other bones of the suspensorium

  2. Symplectic(noun)

    the symplectic bone

  3. Origin: [Gr. plaiting together, fr. to plait together.]


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