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diachronic
American English: /ˌdaɪəˈkrɑnɪk/
British English: /ˌdʌɪəˈkrɒnɪk/

Translation of diachronic in Spanish:

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • Currently, linguists generally prefer the synchronic study of spoken language to the diachronic comparison of words in texts, and have tended to regard philology as pre-scientific.
    • Though let me stress that what I have offered here is not an expert opinion; I have done no serious quantitative work on this topic, and I have no real expertise in diachronic lexical semantics.
    • From a diachronic viewpoint, languages seem to change from being more pragmatic to more syntactic; from a synchronic perspective, different languages may simply be at different stages of this evolutional circle.

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