synchronic

[ sin-kron-ik, sing- ]
/ sɪnˈkrɒn ɪk, sɪŋ- /

adjective Linguistics.

having reference to the facts of a linguistic system as it exists at one point in time without reference to its history: synchronic analysis; synchronic dialectology.

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Sometimes syn·chron·i·cal.
Compare diachronic.

Origin of synchronic

1825–35; < Late Latin synchron(us) synchronous + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM synchronic

syn·chron·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·syn·chron·ic, adjectivenon·syn·chron·i·cal, adjectivenon·syn·chron·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for synchronic

synchronic
/ (sɪnˈkrɒnɪk) /

adjective

concerned with the events or phenomena at a particular period without considering historical antecedentssynchronic linguistics Compare diachronic
synchronous

Derived forms of synchronic

synchronically, adverb
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