What does the prefix "sym" mean?

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The prefix "sym" means "together," as does the prefix "syn." The word "symphony," for example, means "sounding together of instruments, and "symmetry" means two objects measured together perfectly.

The definition of "together" is also displayed in words like "symbiosis," which means a mutually beneficial and dependent relationship and "synecology," which is the ecological study of interrelationships among groups of organisms. According to Reference.com, the prefix "sym" is a variation of "syn" and comes before the letters B, P and M within a word. "Syn" is found in words like "synthesis" and the related term "synthetic," which refers to items created through the synthesis of materials.

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