\ ˈsiŋk How to pronounce sync (audio) \
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) \

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 The Square Team Management system gives you the tools to make this process easier, with real-time scheduling reports and the ability to adjust schedules quickly and sync your system to your payroll. Square Contributor, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Brauning said the lights on the vehicles will be able to sync with other sheriff’s vehicles on the same scene. Madison Bateman,, 16 Sep. 2021 Headline features include the likes of Focus modes, which sync across your devices, however many of the biggest features that Apple announced at WDDC aren’t available at launch. Maren Estrada, BGR, 27 Sep. 2021 Other advancements Appian is tabling include the power to access more of data without sacrificing performance with double the number of rows a record type can sync from a source - now moving from 500,000 to 1,000,000. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Singers would sing the same words and sounds over and over, making sure not only that the phrases were in tune but also in the right cadence to sync up with everyone else. Washington Post, 14 June 2021 The push mower, powered by a 159-cc engine (a step up from the 140-cc engine that powered the previous generation), is plenty for the needs of many suburban homeowners without adding another device to sync up to your Internet of Things. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 10 June 2021 Their two personalities would sync, both with an outgoing and talkative nature. Jessika Harkay,, 11 June 2021 The advanced wireless connection that the WF-1000XM4 uses can sync audio with what is seen on screen thanks to low-latency transmission. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Many companies’ cultures are out of sync with the current reality. Luis Costa, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 The Bears did what was asked of them against the Lions, but still, the offense looked out of sync with Fields. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 4 Oct. 2021 Earlier and shorter spring seasons could also cause flowers and trees to bloom sooner, potentially blossoming out of sync with pollinators. Kasha Patel, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Sep. 2021 But eight months into his presidency, Biden has been out of sync with allies on the chaotic ending to the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Aamer Madhani And Josh Boak,, 21 Sep. 2021 Cousins looked out of sync with his receivers and took a big loss on a sack by Anthony Hitchens. Dave Skretta, ajc, 28 Aug. 2021 In patients with atrial fibrillation, the atria — the two smaller, upper chambers of the heart — can beat irregularly or quiver and get out of sync with the heart's two lower, main chambers, the ventricles. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 When Vanity and Elektra go to lip-sync, Vanity just takes her purple wig down, whips her hair back and forth, and lets her charism ooze all over the stage. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 30 Sep. 2021 Below, Kylie Sonique Love chats with Billboard about her historic win, her hopes for the future of drag performance, Dolly Parton, her now-iconic lip sync moment from the finale and much more. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 4 Sep. 2021

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1945, in the meaning defined above


1929, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2021

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“Sync.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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