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synchronism

[ sing-kruh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈsɪŋ krəˌnɪz əm /
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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.
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.
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Also syn·chro·nic·i·ty [sing-kruh-nis-i-tee] /ˌsɪŋ krəˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (for defs. 1, 4, 5) .

Origin of synchronism

1580–90; <Medieval Latin synchronismus<Greek synchronismós, equivalent to sýnchron(os) synchronous + -ismos-ism

OTHER WORDS FROM synchronism

syn·chro·nis·tic, syn·chro·nis·ti·cal, adjectivesyn·chro·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for synchronism

synchronism
/ (ˈsɪŋkrəˌnɪzəm) /

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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