[ sin-kron-ik, sing- ]
/ sɪnˈkrɒn ɪk, sɪŋ- /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM synchronicsyn·chron·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·syn·chron·ic, adjectivenon·syn·chron·i·cal, adjectivenon·syn·chron·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby synchronic
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Example sentences from the Web for synchronic
Reality seems to blur as you experience a spate of synchronic, even mystical moments.
British Dictionary definitions for synchronic
/ (sɪnˈkrɒnɪk) /
concerned with the events or phenomena at a particular period without considering historical antecedentssynchronic linguistics Compare diachronic
Derived forms of synchronicsynchronically, adverb
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