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[sing-kruh-nee] /ˈsɪŋ krə ni/
noun, plural synchronies.
simultaneous occurrence; synchronism.
Linguistics. a synchronic approach to language study.
Origin of synchrony
1840-50; synchron(ous) + -y3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In synchrony with the noise made by this deer's rising five other deer in various parts of the brush patch leaped up and made off.

  • These not only mark the great eras of European time but also make possible the synchrony of America with Europe.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • Now the success of such a plan obviously depended upon two factors: synchrony and surprise.

    Tourcoing Hilaire Belloc
  • In the earliest experiments he depended upon his ear to detect whether the motor and tuning-fork were in synchrony.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • McNiven wondered at the synchrony, but naturally mentioned neither client to the other.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for synchrony


the state of being synchronous; simultaneity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for synchrony

1848, from Greek synkhronos (see synchronous) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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