synchronization, or the condition of moving, operating, acting, etc., at the same rate and exactly together (usually preceded by in or out of): The picture and the soundtrack were out of sync.
harmony or harmonious relationship (usually preceded by in or out of): Management wants to be in sync with the client's wishes.
Computers. the process of connecting devices or computers, or of uploading data from one to the other or to a network or data store, so that all connected devices and repositories share current data: You can disconnect your phone from the computer after the sync finishes.
Also synchronize .Computers.
to connect (devices or computers) so that they share current data, often the data generated by a particular app and stored on one of the devices or computers: Every few days I sync my fitness tracker with my computer so my averages are updated on the computer.
to upload (data) from one device or computer to another, or to a network or data store, so that all connected devices and repositories share current data: This app lets you sync your photos across multiple devices.When several of us are working on code in the same program, we have to sync changes frequently.
to synchronize, or cause to move, operate, act, etc., at the same rate and exactly together: The cheerleaders and baton twirlers synced their movements perfectly to the band.
to harmonize or align: It is extremely important to sync your priorities with those of your teammates.
Also synchronize .Computers. to initiate or undergo a connection between devices or computers, or with a network or data store, to share current data: Your computer needs to sync with a server on the west coast at the end of each day’s work.
to be in or come into harmony or alignment: Despite my fears, my new roommate and I synced almost right away.Project management should sync with organizational strategy so we all know how to plan.
- Also synch .
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How to use sync in a sentence
People can then have the password pushed to their other devices using the Edge password sync feature.Chrome and Edge want to help with that password problem of yours | Dan Goodin | January 22, 2021 | Ars Technica
Instead, he has looked out of sync and uncomfortable with Bruce Arians and the offense.Tom Brady calls question about his relationship with Bruce Arians ‘external noise’ | Cindy Boren | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
In a small room without windows, I am instructed to breathe in sync with a colorful bar on a screen in front of me.
And the lip syncing was atrocious, with at least a majority of spoken lines failing to match up with the bizarre mouth movements.‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ Review: Oh My God, This PlayStation 4 Game Is Beautiful | Alec Kubas-Meyer | November 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
After syncing your cards with the app, your card data is automatically stored them on your personal Coin card.
From Miley Cyrus twerking in a unicorn costume to James Franco lip-syncing Selena, watch our countdown.Miley Cyrus Twerking, Usher as Michael Jackson & More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | March 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It also reminds us how lip-syncing is truly an art that can be more authentic than a live performance.Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s Favorite World of Wonder Clips (VIDEO) | Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | February 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When the pop group had its Grammy revoked in 1990, it was the culmination of the greatest lip-syncing scam of all time.Hey Beyoncé, Whitney Houston Lip Synced, Too (Video) | The Daily Beast Video | January 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for sync
an informal word for synchronize
an informal word for synchronization: in sync; out of sync See synchronization
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