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syndrome In coding theory, a symbol vector (ordered set of symbols) generated at an intermediate stage of the decoding algorithm for an error-correcting code. The syndrome depends only on the error pattern and not on the transmitted codeword. A further stage of the decoding algorithm will use the syndrome to correct the errors in the received message. The details of how the syndrome is found and how it is used, and indeed whether all the errors can be corrected, will depend on the particular error-correcting code that is being employed. If no errors occurred, the syndrome will usually be the zero word.

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syn·drome / ˈsinˌdrōm/ • n. a group of symptoms that consistently occur together or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms: a rare syndrome in which the production of white blood cells is damaged. ∎  a characteristic combination of opinions, emotions, or behavior: the “Not In My Backyard” syndrome. DERIVATIVES: syn·drom·ic / sinˈdrämik/ adj. ORIGIN: mid 16th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek sundromē, from sun- ‘together’ + dramein ‘to run.’

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syndrome (path.) concurrence of symptoms XVI; †concurrence, concourse XVII. — Gr. sundromḗ, f. SYN- + *drom-, drameîn run.

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syndrome (sin-drohm) n. a combination of signs and/or symptoms that forms a distinct clinical picture indicative of a particular disorder.

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