syn·​chron·​ic | \ sin-ˈkrä-nik How to pronounce synchronic (audio) , siŋ- \

Definition of synchronic

2a : descriptive sense 4 synchronic linguistics
b : concerned with events existing in a limited time period and ignoring historical antecedents

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Other Words from synchronic

synchronical \ sin-​ˈkrä-​ni-​kəl How to pronounce synchronical (audio) , siŋ-​ \ adjective
synchronically \ sin-​ˈkrä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce synchronically (audio) , siŋ-​ \ adverb

Examples of synchronic in a Sentence

to musical accompaniment, the swimmers' synchronic movements form a kaleidoscope of artistic patterns

First Known Use of synchronic

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Synchronic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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