Meaning of syzygy

syz•y•gy

Pronunciation: (siz'i-jē), [key]
— pl. -gies.
  1. an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet: Syzygy in the sun-earth-moon system occurs at the time of full moon and new moon.
  2. a group or combination of two feet, sometimes restricted to a combination of two feet of different kinds.
  3. any two related things, either alike or opposite.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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