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  • v. Present participle of synchronize.

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

  • n. coordinating by causing to indicate the same time
  • n. the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
  • n. an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison


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  • From there, the trick to getting C64 multiplayer to work will be 'synchronizing' all your friend's actions with your own, so that together you 'load' each game at just the same instant.


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  • "Best practices for the use of nitrogen fertilizer, such as synchronizing fertilizer application with plant demand, can reduce N2O emissions associated with biofuels production," the scientists say.


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  • Besides being incredibly convenient, some of these online data-backup services include other features, such as synchronizing and sharing files between two or more computers, accessing your files through a Web-based interface, displaying a gallery of your photos, backing up external hard drives, and so on.

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  • Overcoming challenges, such as synchronizing data across multiple devices, will be an important step in enabling adoption of more devices and expanding market growth. "

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