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synchronism

Syllabification: syn·chro·nism
Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGkrəˌnizəm
 
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Definition of synchronism in English:

noun

Another term for synchrony.
Example sentences
  • The last is a fair statement in particular for those experiments, on which were based Karl Jung's concepts of synchronism and transpersonal consciousness.
  • The luminous element provided at an intersection of a desired drive line is driven to emit light in synchronism with scanning while scanning the scan lines at a specific frequency.
  • The entire ballroom was lively, moving in amazing synchronism to the beat of the 7-man band.

Origin

late 16th century: from Greek sunkhronismos, from sunkhronos (see synchronous).

Derivatives

synchronistic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌsiNGkrəˈnistik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • A synchronistic meeting between Laura and two elderly British sisters reveals a message from beyond the grave.
  • I predict that your life will have synchronistic resonance with several historical events.
  • Certainly, synchronistic happenings are occasionally part of the experience of most of us, and there is something inherently unsatisfactory about the way in which they are customarily dismissed in our culture as mere coincidence.

synchronistically

2
Pronunciation: /ˌsiNGkrəˈnistik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Individual books were apparently devoted exclusively to a particular area (southern and central Greece, Macedonia, Sicily, Persia), but within each book events were sometimes retold episodically, sometimes synchronistically.
  • On the whole, however, we mix traditions far less than is typical within modern Paganism and do so synchronistically rather than eclectically.
  • Also, on the bus she's reading the Drama of Being a Child, which synchronistically, I had been discussing with B the previous weekend.

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