/ (ˌsɪnkrəˈnɪsɪtɪ) /
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an apparently meaningful coincidence in time of two or more similar or identical events that are causally unrelated
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Word Origin for synchronicity
C20: coined by Carl Jung from synchronic + -ity
Words nearby synchronicity
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Example sentences 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