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English adjective: synchronic

1. synchronic occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase

SamplesRecovery was synchronous with therapy.
A synchronous set of clocks.
The synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight.
Synchronous oscillations.

Synonymssynchronal, synchronous

Similarco-occurrent, coetaneous, coeval, coexistent, coexisting, coincident, coincidental, coinciding, concurrent, contemporaneous, contemporaneous, contemporary, cooccurring, parallel, simultaneous, synchronic, synchronised, synchronized

See alsosynchronic


2. synchronic concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents

SamplesSynchronic linguistics.

See alsosynchronal, synchronic, synchronous

Domain categorylanguage, linguistic communication

Antonymsdiachronic, historical

3. synchronic (of taxa) occurring in the same period of geological time

Similarsynchronal, synchronic, synchronous


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