diachrony

noun
di·​ach·​ro·​ny | \ dī-ˈa-krə-nē How to pronounce diachrony (audio) \

Definition of diachrony

1 : diachronic analysis
2 : change extending through time

First Known Use of diachrony

circa 1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for diachrony

International Scientific Vocabulary dia- + -chrony (as in synchrony)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about diachrony

Statistics for diachrony

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for diachrony

The first known use of diachrony was circa 1939

See more words from the same year

Comments on diachrony

What made you want to look up diachrony? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to the heavens

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!