synchronism

noun
syn·​chro·​nism | \ˈsiŋ-krə-ˌni-zəm, 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, ˌsin-​ \ adjective

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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, "Boise Art Museum’s new exhibit features big-name artists," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of synchronism

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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