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synchronic vs. diachronic
[ sin-kron-ik, sing- ]
- having reference to the facts of a linguistic system as it exists at one point in time without reference to its history: synchronic analysis; synchronic dialectology.
[ dahy-uh-kron-ik ]
- of or relating to the changes in a linguistic system between successive points in time; historical: diachronic analysis.