EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. . Psychoanalysis the simultaneous occurrence of causally unrelated events and the belief that the simultaneity has meaning beyond mere coincidence.
syn·chro·nic·i·ty [sing-kr uh- nis-i-tee] /ˌsɪŋ krəˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (for defs 1, 4, 5)
Origin of synchronism 1580–90;
Medieval Latin synchronismus
-ismos -ism Related forms syn·chro·nis·tic, syn·chro·nis·ti·cal, adjective syn·chro·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for synchronistic Historical Examples of synchronistic
Among the works subservient to the study of ancient history, the first rank is justly due to the
synchronistic tablets we can ascertain that he had to undergo severe struggles with the Babylonians. British Dictionary definitions for synchronistic adjective of, relating to, or exhibiting synchronism Derived Forms synchronistically, adverb 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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Word Origin and History for synchronistic n.
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.
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synchronistic in Medicine synchronism [sĭng ′krə-nĭz′əm, sĭn ′-] n. Coincidence in time; simultaneousness. synchronia
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