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variants or less commonly synch
synced also synched ˈsiŋ(k)t How to pronounce sync (audio) ; syncing also synching ˈsiŋ-kiŋ How to pronounce sync (audio)


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variants or less commonly synch
: synchronization, synchronism
moving in sync
out of sync with the world
sync adjective

Example Sentences

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Cartier has primarily trained the model on women’s hands, so my crude, misshapen digits don’t sync quite as well. WIRED, 19 Jan. 2023 The Chicago group predicted that under certain conditions these rotations could sync up to create sustained oscillations. Quanta Magazine, 11 Jan. 2023 Keep in mind that the board might not fit every sink size, so make sure your measurements sync up before adding to your cart. Rachel Simon, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Dec. 2022 Fixes an issue that causes some notes not to sync with iCloud after updates are made. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 13 Dec. 2022 Like collaborative conversations, these work best in spaces where open minds and hearts can sync up. Chuck Wisner, Fortune, 29 Nov. 2022 Does this mean real-world driving activity will sync with existing Pokémon games on either Nintendo Switch or smartphones? Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 23 Aug. 2022 Before taking actionable steps to control and reduce costs, business and technology leaders must sync on overall goals. Paul Deur, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 So signing in to one Apple device should sync your passkeys' access to other Apple devices via iCloud, and the same goes for Android via a Google account, but not Windows or Linux or Chrome OS. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 9 Dec. 2022
Prescott pointed to his preparation as the key to his ability to remain calm and steady on Monday night (while the other quarterback, Tom Brady, was out of sync with the big blunders to show for it). Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2023 The world’s second largest economy weakened dramatically in 2022 because of its rigid zero-Covid policy, which left China out of sync with the rest of the world, disrupting supply chains and damaging the flow of trade and investment. Diksha Madhok, CNN, 2 Jan. 2023 Oil prices have been extremely volatile in the past, but this year natural gas prices, gasoline prices, and diesel prices all swung wildly — and sometimes out of sync with each other. Robert Rapier, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 For months, investors and C.E.O.s waited anxiously for China to ease up on its Covid restrictions, which burdened the economy and were out of sync with the rest of the world. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 8 Dec. 2022 That can mean the audio is out of sync with the video, and your mouse and keyboard can feel unbearably slow. Jaina Grey, WIRED, 2 Dec. 2022 General merchandise stores’ level of inventories relative to sales has grown far beyond prepandemic levels as plans to restock stores and warehouses have ballooned out of sync with consumer buying patterns and left stockpiles of unsold goods. Liz Young, WSJ, 1 Dec. 2022 In many ways, the nation’s housing stock has grown out of sync with these shifting demographics. Robert Gebeloff,, 27 Nov. 2022 What's more, this season simply seems out of sync with the mood of the moment—too brutal for those in national mourning and not interesting enough for those befuddled by all that mourning. Leila Latif, Chron, 5 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1945, in the meaning defined above


1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sync was in 1929

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“Sync.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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