- 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.
Origin of synchronism
Examples from the Web for synchronism
The motor then continues to run in synchronism with the generator.The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla
Thomas Commerford Martin
The synchronism remains to be fully established by palæontological proofs.The Galaxy
There is no synchronism in the eruptions of Cotopaxi and Pichincha.The Andes and the Amazon
George the Syncellus says that the synchronism was accepted by all.Ancient Egypt
This synchronism is a striking confirmation of Fleet and Geiger's chronology.
- 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 and History for synchronism
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.
- Coincidence in time; simultaneousness.synchronia