Definition of synchronicity in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɪŋkrəˈnɪsɪti/


[mass noun]
1The simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection: such synchronicity is quite staggering
More example sentences
  • They're all engineered by your guides, and are often seen as coincidental events, or synchronicity.
  • This is the sort of event which Jung meant by synchronicity, a meaningful coincidence which thumbs its nose at linear causality.
  • Jung's three definitions of synchronicity all involve an affective and psychic component, an uncanny sense of the meaningfulness of an event.
2 another term for synchrony (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • Occasionally, inspired moments found synchronicity between performers and video, such as the opening segment in which dancers on the floor looked like they were scaling projected words on the screen.
  • In a stunning coincidence of historical synchronicity, today is also the anniversary of the start of World War I.
  • As the show progresses, one starts to get the feeling the lightning is happening in synchronicity with the music.


1950s: coined (in sense 1) by C. G. Jung.

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