synchrony

[ sing-kruh-nee ]
/ ˈsɪŋ krə ni /
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noun, plural syn·chro·nies.

simultaneous occurrence; synchronism.
Linguistics. a synchronic approach to language study.

Nearby words

  1. synchronous motor,
  2. synchronous orbit,
  3. synchronous rotation,
  4. synchronous speed,
  5. synchronously,
  6. synchroscope,
  7. synchrotron,
  8. synchrotron radiation,
  9. synchysis,
  10. synchysis scintillans

Origin of synchrony

First recorded in 1840–50; synchron(ous) + -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for synchrony

synchrony

/ (ˈsɪŋkrənɪ) /

noun

the state of being synchronous; simultaneity
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Word Origin and History for synchrony

synchrony

n.

1848, from Greek synkhronos (see synchronous) + -y (2).

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