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diachronic

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adjective dia·chron·ic \ˌdī-ə-ˈkrä-nik\

Definition of diachronic

  1. :  of, relating to, or dealing with phenomena (as of language or culture) as they occur or change over a period of time

diachronically

play \-ˈkrä-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb



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