[ 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.
Words nearby synchronism
Also syn·chro·nic·i·ty [sing-kruh-nis-i-tee] /ˌsɪŋ krəˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (for defs 1, 4, 5).
Origin of synchronism
OTHER WORDS FROM synchronismsyn·chro·nis·tic, syn·chro·nis·ti·cal, adjectivesyn·chro·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for synchronistic
From the synchronistic tablets we can ascertain that he had to undergo severe struggles with the Babylonians.The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)|Max Duncker
Among the works subservient to the study of ancient history, the first rank is justly due to the synchronistic tables.A Manual of Ancient History|A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
British Dictionary definitions for synchronistic (1 of 2)
/ (ˌsɪŋkrəˈnɪstɪk) /
of, relating to, or exhibiting synchronism
Derived forms of synchronisticsynchronistically, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for synchronistic (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 synchronistic
[ sĭng′krə-nĭz′əm, sĭn′- ]
Coincidence in time; simultaneousness.synchronia
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