noun coincidence in time; contemporaneousness; simultaneousness. the arrangement or treatment of synchronous things or events in conjunction, as in a history. a tabular arrangement of historical events or personages, grouped according to their dates. . Psychoanalysis the simultaneous occurrence of causally unrelated events and the belief that the simultaneity has meaning beyond mere coincidence.
syn·chro·nic·i·ty [sing-kr uh- nis-i-tee] /ˌsɪŋ krəˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (for defs 1, 4, 5)
Origin of synchronism 1580–90;
Medieval Latin synchronismus
-ismos -ism Related forms syn·chro·nis·tic, syn·chro·nis·ti·cal, adjective syn·chro·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for synchronicity Contemporary Examples of synchronicity Historical Examples of synchronicity British Dictionary definitions for synchronicity noun an apparently meaningful coincidence in time of two or more similar or identical events that are causally unrelated Word Origin for synchronicity
C20: coined by Carl Jung from
synchronic + -ity noun the quality or condition of being synchronous a chronological usually tabular list of historical persons and events, arranged to show parallel or synchronous occurrence the representation in a work of art of one or more incidents that occurred at separate times Word Origin for synchronism
C16: from Greek
sunkhronismos; see synchronous, -ism
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Word Origin and History for synchronicity n.
1580s, "quality of being synchronous," from Modern Latin
synchronismus, from Greek synchronismos, from synchronos (see synchronous). Meaning "recurring at the same successive instants of time" is from 1854.
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synchronicity in Medicine synchronism [sĭng ′krə-nĭz′əm, sĭn ′-] n. Coincidence in time; simultaneousness. synchronia
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