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We observe closely related species in sympatry and infer how they evolved from a common ancestor.
Peter R. Grant

Meaning of "sympatry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SYMPATRY

sympatry  [sɪmˈpætrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYMPATRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sympatry is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SYMPATRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sympatry

Sympatry

In biology, two species or populations are considered sympatric when they exist in the same geographic area and thus regularly encounter one another. An initially interbreeding population that splits into two or more distinct species sharing a common range exemplifies sympatric speciation. Such speciation may be a product of reproductive isolation — which prevents hybrid offspring from being viable or able to reproduce, thereby reducing gene flow — that results in genetic divergence. Sympatric speciation does not imply secondary contact, which is speciation or divergence in allopatry followed by range expansions leading to an area of sympatry. Sympatric species or taxa in secondary contact may or may not interbreed.

Definition of sympatry in the English dictionary

The definition of sympatry in the dictionary is the occurrence of sympatric organisms.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYMPATRY


ancestry
ˈænsɛstrɪ
biochemistry
ˌbaɪəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ
cemetery
ˈsɛmɪtrɪ
chemistry
ˈkɛmɪstrɪ
country
ˈkʌntrɪ
Coventry
ˈkɒvəntrɪ
dentistry
ˈdɛntɪstrɪ
entry
ˈɛntrɪ
forestry
ˈfɒrɪstrɪ
geometry
dʒɪˈɒmɪtrɪ
industry
ˈɪndəstrɪ
infantry
ˈɪnfəntrɪ
ministry
ˈmɪnɪstrɪ
pantry
ˈpæntrɪ
physiatry
ˌfɪzɪˈætrɪ
poetry
ˈpəʊɪtrɪ
poultry
ˈpəʊltrɪ
psychiatry
saɪˈkaɪətrɪ
registry
ˈrɛdʒɪstrɪ
secretary
ˈsɛkrətrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYMPATRY

sympathectomies
sympathectomy
sympathetic
sympathetic ink
sympathetic magic
sympathetic strike
sympathetically
sympathies
sympathin
sympathique
sympathise
sympathize
sympathizer
sympatholytic
sympathomimetic
sympathy
sympathy strike
sympatric
sympatrically
sympetalous

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYMPATRY

allopatry
anthropolatry
antipsychiatry
barratry
cosmolatry
demonolatry
ecclesiolatry
hierolatry
ichthyolatry
idolatry
litholatry
lordolatry
Maryolatry
neuropsychiatry
orthopsychiatry
phratry
physiolatry
podiatry
symbololatry
thaumatolatry

Synonyms and antonyms of sympatry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sympatry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYMPATRY

Find out the translation of sympatry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sympatry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sympatry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

同域
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simpatría
570 millions of speakers

English

sympatry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sympatry
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

sympatry
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

симпатрии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

simpatria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sympatry
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sympatrie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sympatri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sympatrie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

同所性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

sympatry
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sympatry
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sympatry
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

sympatry
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सहानुभूती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

simpatri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

simpatria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sympatry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

симпатрии
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simpatrie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμπάτριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sympatry
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sympatry
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sympatry
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sympatry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMPATRY»

The term «sympatry» is normally little used and occupies the 124.058 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMPATRY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sympatry

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QUOTES WITH «SYMPATRY»

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Peter R. Grant
We observe closely related species in sympatry and infer how they evolved from a common ancestor.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYMPATRY»

Discover the use of sympatry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sympatry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians
The best known is the Litoria ewingii complex in eastern Australia (Littlejohn 1965, 1976). The calls of L. ewingii and L. verreauxii differ in pulse repetition rate both in allopatry and sympatry, but the differences are much greater in sympatry ( fig.
Kentwood D. Wells, 2010
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Foundations of Biogeography: Classic Papers with Commentaries
Sympatry between species of a monophyletic group implies dispersal of one or more species into the range(s) of the other(s) (note 3). e. Allopatric speciation ( vicariance) predominates over other forms of population differentiation; allopatry is ...
Mark V. Lomolino, Dov F. Sax, James H. Brown, 2004
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The Birds of Northern Melanesia : Speciation, Ecology, and ...
Single or Muitiple Achievements of Sympatry? Of these 19 species pairs, four not only met to achieve sympatry within Northern Melanesia, but also did so independently outside Northern Melanesia. In tbree cases the meeting outside Northern ...
Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard University Ernst Mayr Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology (Emeritus), Jared Diamond Professor of Physiology UCLA Medical Center, 2001
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Behaviour and Evolution
Allopatry E « • » I V-* Sympatry West E —*- Sympatry East Fig. 3.8. Oscillograms of the calls of Litoria ewingi (E) and L. verreauxi (V). Note that in allopatry they are very similar, but in sympatry they differ markedly in pulse rate and number.
Peter J. B. Slater, Tim R. Halliday, 1994
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Biosystematic Studies of Conifer-feeding Choristoneura ...
Sympatry: C. lambertiana nr. subretiniana (L8). Attraction not tested. C8: Lehman Co., Idaho. Ten, Twin Creek Camp, 5 mi. N Gibbonsville, 5200 ft., 29 to 31-VII-56 (AMNH). Sympatry: C. lambertiana nr. subretiniana (not examined). Attraction ...
Jerry A. Powell, 1995
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How Ecology Shapes Bird Song in Tropical Rainforests: The ...
a b Allopatry Sympatry Allopatry Allopatry Sympatry Allopatry Figure 3.2. Frequency-dependent selection determines symmetric or asymmetric character displacement, (a) When species 1 and 2 are both common in sympatry both species' ...
Alex Nelson Giorgio Kirschel, 2008
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Acoustic Communication in Insects and Anurans: Common ...
ence in pulse rate typical of deep sympatry was adequate for discrimination by females of both species (Loftus-Hills and Littlejohn 1971), which corroborated the results of earlier tests using prerecorded, natural calls (Littlejohn and Loftus-Hills  ...
H. Carl Gerhardt, Franz Huber, 2002
8
Roaming the Rocky Mountains and Environs: Geological Field Trips
Areas of sympatry for the micromammals from the Clary Ranch site. The maximal sympatry hosts 14 of the 16 identified taxa. The eastern and western resolved sympatries support 12 and 13 of the 16 identified taxa, respectively. Component ...
Robert G. H. Raynolds, 2008
9
Genetics of Mate Choice: From Sexual Selection to Sexual ...
populations had been changed b\ the application of experimental sympatry in the selection experiment. Field sympatric populations have higher levels of genetic variance than held allopatric populations for both male and female CHCs (Table  ...
W.J. Etges, M.A. Noor, 2003
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Ex Situ Plant Conservation: Supporting Species Survival In ...
In Table 16.2 we attempt to quantify, albeit in a preliminary way by means of selected examples, levels of artificial sympatry in ex situ collec— tions and compare them with levels of natural in situ sympatry as well as other forms of circa situm ...
Edward O. Guerrant, Kayri Havens, Michael Maunder, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYMPATRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sympatry is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Atomic Worm-Lizard and Other Aprasia Flapfoots
Furthermore, for all their similarities, blindsnakes and worm-lizards can live in sympatry. This reminds me of what I said recently about sympatric nuthatches and ... «Scientific American, Mar 15»
2
Why inspectors fret about rats: Rodents as hosts of infectious diseases
All of these Rattus species originated in Asia, and can be found in sympatry due to their synanthropic behavior (McFarlane et al. 2012). These rodents have ... «Barfblog, Jan 15»
3
North American spadefoot toads and their incredible fast …
... two occur in sympatry, and where this sympatry involves shallow, rapidly drying pools. The conclusion from this discovery is that hybridisation is adaptive in S. «Scientific American, Jan 15»
4
Discoveries From Two Years With Kenya's Warthogs
Geographical range of the desert warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) and common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) , and areas of sympatry, in Kenya. «Voices, Dec 14»
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New to Nature No 125: Miniopterus maghrebensis
... cranial data, but more detailed comparative morphology, ecology and nesting behaviour, particularly in areas of sympatry, may yield reliable field characters. «The Guardian, Jun 14»
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These Sweet 3D Fitness Landscapes Show Evolution At Work
... which causes the population to split into distinct subpopulations located on separate peaks, illustrating how speciation can occur in sympatry. Lastly, we show ... «io9, Apr 14»
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Hanuman's Bite: Temple Monkeys & Pathogen Swapping
The biological concept of sympatry, referring to the geographic and social situation between two species or populations in coexistence, describes perfectly the ... «Discover Magazine, Feb 14»
8
Bats Host More Than 60 Human-Infecting Viruses
One factor stood out: sympatry, in which multiple species of an order of organisms inhabit the same geographical area. Bat and rodent species were more likely ... «LiveScience.com, Feb 13»
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Genetic interactions controlling sex and color establish the potential …
Divergence is achieved in sympatry by assortative mating through a complex interplay of new sex systems, repressors/modifiers of sex determination and linked ... «Nature.com, Oct 12»
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How Environmental Contamination Has Changed the Course of …
... in evolutionary biology away from the isolationist perspective toward understanding the mechanisms that enable divergence of species in areas of sympatry. «Huffington Post, Oct 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sympatry [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sympatry>. Nov 2019 ».
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