- 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 synchronistic
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
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)
- of, relating to, or exhibiting synchronism
- 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 synchronistic
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