synchronicity

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism.
  • noun Coincidence of events that appear meaningfully related but do not seem to be causally connected, taken by Jungian psychoanalytic theory to be evidence of a connection between the mind and material objects.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Synchronism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state of being synchronous or simultaneous.
  • noun Jungian psychology Coincidences that seem to be meaningfully related; supposedly the result of "universal forces".

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the relation that exists when things occur at the same time

Etymologies

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synchron(ous) + -icity

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  • I wanted to list gardenia before but I was having an Alzheimer's moment and I couldn't think of the name of the flower that was given to me as a corsage when I was taken to my first formal dance. So I turned on the TV and started watching Turner Classic Movies and The Maltese Falcon was playing. The very first scene that came up features Mary Astor wearing a gardenia.

    February 11, 2008

  • From Merriam-Webster.com !!

    From syn·chro·nous

    Pronunciation: \?si?-kr?-n?s, ?sin-\

    Function: adjective

    Etymology: Late Latin synchronos, from Greek, from syn- + chronos time

    Date: 1669

    1: happening, existing, or arising at precisely the same time

    2: recurring or operating at exactly the same periods

    July 15, 2009