Definitions

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

  • noun Simultaneous occurrence; synchronism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Occurrence or existence at the same time; simultaneity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The concurrence of events in time; synchronism.

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  • noun synchronicity, the state of two or more events occurring at the same time.

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

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From synchronous.]

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From Ancient Greek σύν (syn, "with") + χρόνος (chronos, "time").

Examples

  • Participants were invited to sit down, knit for a while in synchrony, and come and go as they pleased.

    Laure Drogoul’s Amplified Knitting Orchestra

  • Transport/container transport costs have varied in synchrony with oil costs, and manufacturers are once again seeing the need to build manufacturing capacity as close as possible to their markets.

    Depression

  • So it has moving parts, the moving parts function in synchrony, in appropriate sequence and in synchrony with one another.

    Roger D. Kornberg - Interview

  • For example, when identifying two people shaking hands, their hands must not only be close, but must also move in synchrony.

    Surveillance system spots violent behaviour

  • The figure illustrates the kind of synchrony that Lieberman is highlighting -- over a sweep of some thousand years, there is a rough-and-ready correspondence in the patterns of territorial consolidation that existed in Burma and France.

    Strange parallels

  • The figure illustrates the kind of synchrony that Lieberman is highlighting -- over a sweep of some thousand years, there is a rough-and-ready correspondence in the patterns of territorial consolidation that existed in Burma and France.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • In fact, it’s just gorgeous, and in the kind of synchrony that seems to be happening all too often to me lately, Alex and I were wandering around downtown on Saturday and paused at an adorable pastry shop called Financier on Stone Street.

    gluten-free chocolate financiers | smitten kitchen

  • The total package was impeccable, impressive creativity in the lyrical stylings and an innovative producer who worked in perfect synchrony with the artist.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • The total package was impeccable, impressive creativity in the lyrical stylings and an innovative producer who worked in perfect synchrony with the artist.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • His method allowed clinicians to identify mothers who displayed a lack of synchrony with their babies.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

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