syn·​chro·​nism | \ ˈsiŋ-krə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce synchronism (audio) , ˈsin- \

Definition of synchronism

1 : the quality or state of being synchronous : simultaneousness
2 : chronological arrangement of historical events and personages so as to indicate coincidence or coexistence also : a table showing such concurrences

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synchronistic \ ˌsiŋ-​krə-​ˈni-​stik How to pronounce synchronism (audio) , ˌsin-​ \ adjective

Examples of synchronism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Synchronism colors are not blended but rather placed next to each other, just as music notes are placed one after the other to create a scale. Hailey Ross, idahostatesman, 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of synchronism

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Synchronism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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