noun (used esp. in the phrases in sync and out of sync)
synchronization: The picture and the soundtrack were out of sync.
harmony or harmonious relationship: Management wants to be in sync with the client's wishes.
verb (used with or without object)
to synchronize; harmonize.
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Origin of sync
First recorded in 1930–35; shortened form
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1929, shortened form of synchronization (see synchronize). Originally in reference to soundtracks and pictures in the movies. Sense of "be in agreement, coincide" first recorded 1961 in in sync.
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