[ sing-kruh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈsɪŋ krəˌnɪz əm /
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.
Physics, Electricity. the state of being synchronous.
Psychoanalysis. the simultaneous occurrence of causally unrelated events and the belief that the simultaneity has meaning beyond mere coincidence.
Celebrating 20 Years Of Word Of The Day!To celebrate this vigesimal birthday, we took a stroll through the Word of the Day archives to see what words were featured on notable dates and reflect on some of the memorable moments and trends of the last two decades.
The Most Surprisingly Serendipitous Words Of The DayIn Part II of our lexical stroll down memory lane (see Part I (1999–2008) here), we will be examining word selections from 2009–2018, unearthing serendipitous synchronicities and offering perspicacious perspectives into notable events and trends of the last decade.
Also syn·chro·nic·i·ty [sing-kruh-nis-i-tee] /ˌsɪŋ krəˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (for defs 1, 4, 5).
Origin of synchronism
Related formssyn·chro·nis·tic, syn·chro·nis·ti·cal, adjectivesyn·chro·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for synchronicity
The team had to make sure all the robots and lights were in place and the synchronicity of all the elements was intact.Alfonso Cuarón on the Making of His Instant Sci-Fi Classic ‘Gravity’|Marlow Stern|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The means involved in achieving this synchronicity are characteristic of the various stages in human evolution.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for synchronicity (1 of 2)
/ (ˌsɪnkrəˈnɪsɪtɪ) /
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
British Dictionary definitions for synchronicity (2 of 2)
/ (ˈsɪŋkrəˌnɪzəm) /
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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Medicine definitions for synchronicity
[ sĭng′krə-nĭz′əm, sĭn′- ]
Coincidence in time; simultaneousness.synchronia
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