of or relating to the changes in a linguistic system between successive points in time; historical: diachronic analysis.
Origin of diachronic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for diachronic
Historical Examples of diachronic
Now, again I repeat, there is no imaginable difference to sense between the prochronic and the diachronic development.
The two creations,—the extinct and the extant,—or rather the prochronic and the diachronic—here unite.
Word Origin for diachronic
C19: from dia- + Greek khronos time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Of or concerned with phenomena as they change through time.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.