American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To occur at the same time; be simultaneous.
- v. To operate in unison.
- v. To cause to occur or operate with exact coincidence in time or rate: We synchronized our watches.
- v. To cause to occur or operate at the same time as something else: They synchronized their trip with the annual tulip festival.
- v. To arrange (historical events) in a synchronism so as to indicate parallel occurrence.
- v. To cause (soundtrack and action) to match exactly in a film.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To occur at the same time; agree in time.
- To cause to be synchronous; make to agree in time of occurrence.
- To cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another; regulate or control, as a clock, by a standard timepiece, such as the chief clock in an observatory.
- Also spelled synchronise.
- v. transitive To cause two or more events to happen at exactly the same time, at the same rate, or in a time-coordinated way. To harmonize in regard to time.
- v. intransitive To occur at the same time or with coordinated timing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To agree in time; to be simultaneous.
- v. To assign to the same date or period of time.
- v. To cause to agree in time
- v. make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
- v. operate simultaneously
- v. happen at the same time
- v. make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
- v. arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
- v. cause to indicate the same time or rate
- Greek sunkhronizein, to be contemporary, from sunkhronos, contemporaneous; see synchronous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This means that to synchronize on a particular object, you simply call the synchronize method on that object; in this case, on the object held in the lock field on”
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“Does anyone in charge know how to "synchronize" lights as I suggested?”
“The marketing propaganda said that the device was supposed to promote relaxation and "synchronize" one's brain waves, whatever that meant.”
“The Nook also doesn't have the Alex's "synchronize" button which provides bookmarking and other document interaction on the color LCD.”
“The Guardian article, on the other hand, wrote "synchronize".”
“January 11 executive order creating a "Council of Governors" to help "synchronize" policy regarding foreign and domestic military operations doesn't merely add another redundant layer of bureaucracy to the overgrown Homeland Security apparatus.”
“Council of Governors" to help "synchronize" policy regarding foreign and domestic military operations doesn't merely add another redundant layer of bureaucracy to the overgrown Homeland Security apparatus.”
“An automatic option to "synchronize" with a remote host, and make both sides the same, would be very welcome.”
“A "synchronize" toggle button on the screen allows video clips to be "synced" with each other.”
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