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

Definition of sync

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variants: or less commonly synch

Definition of sync (Entry 2 of 2)

: synchronization, synchronism moving in sync out of sync with the world

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sync adjective

Examples of sync in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Unfortunately, most speed-reading apps can’t sync with e-readers because of copyright protection. Rebecca Dolan, WSJ, "Speed-Reading Apps to Max Out Your Quarantine Downtime," 8 Oct. 2020 But the workouts also sync up with Apple Music and Apple Watch, allowing stuff like downloadable playlists and timely access to the biometrics in the Watch. Steven Levy, Wired, "Apple One Could Be a Bundle of Problems," 18 Sep. 2020 Apple has been able to sync the passwords and other login credentials for your various accounts across all of your Apple hardware via iCloud for a while now; this applies to macOS as well as iOS. David Nield, Wired, "The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know," 20 Sep. 2020 Rewards balances will print on members' receipts and will sync across all channels. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kohl's introduces a new loyalty program, but it still offers Kohl's Cash rewards," 8 Sep. 2020 Also worth paying attention to is whether the monitor of your choice plays nicely with your graphics card, as Nvidia and AMD both offer programs that can better sync your card and monitor. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Best gaming monitors," 31 July 2020 Fitness+, a platform for workout videos that will sync with heart rate, activity rings, and other information from your Apple Watch. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Apple Announces Fitness+, Its Own Streaming Workout Platform," 15 Sep. 2020 Critics have long noted how Trump’s public comments failed to sync up with those of public health officials, contributing to confusion among Americans. Kevin Freking, Anchorage Daily News, "As Trump played down virus, health experts’ alarm grew," 14 Sep. 2020 Critics have long noted how Trump's public comments failed to sync up with those of public health officials, contributing to confusion among Americans. Kevin Freking, Star Tribune, "As Trump played down virus, health experts' alarm grew," 13 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Cox, a Pro Bowl selection, helps keep the whole operation in sync. Jonas Shaffer,, "With some razzle-dazzle, Ravens emerge as the NFL’s best special teams unit," 9 Oct. 2020 Until Roth’s exit at the peak of the original band’s popularity in 1985, the duo epitomized the eternal struggle between guitar hero and lead singer, each fueled on hyperkinetic energy, if not always in sync. cleveland, "Eddie Van Halen 1955-2020: Grinning guitar god for a rock generation," 6 Oct. 2020 Have noticed that Connor Williams and Joe Looney have had some trouble being in sync on some of their combination blocks. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 Cowboys who need to improve their play, including defensive end Everson Griffen," 29 Sep. 2020 Both teams need time get in sync because of roster turnover. oregonlive, "Oregon State basketball coaches confident they’ll have time to put together a good product this season," 28 Sep. 2020 In one important area, Mr. Biden, congressional Democrats and Mr. Trump are in sync—trying to limit the rise of Chinese technology companies. Bob Davis And Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "Where Trump and Biden Stand on Trade," 26 Sep. 2020 McCarthy and Scherzinger were in sync thinking the pair could be singing siblings Donny and Marie Osmond. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "'The Masked Singer' premiere recap: Dragon's fire is extinguished on the first episode," 24 Sep. 2020 Justin and Hailey Bieber have mastered couple style, and nailed the art of coordination, often stepping out in looks that are in sync and heavy on the streetwear. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Justin and Hailey Bieber Do His-and-Hers Hoodies," 24 Sep. 2020 Through each beautifully choreographed song, Byrne demonstrates the thrill of watching people perform in sync. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Fall’s Best Movies Are About American Soul-Searching," 17 Sep. 2020

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1945, in the meaning defined above


1929, in the meaning defined above

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14 Oct 2020

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“Sync.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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