syn·​chro·​nism ˈsiŋ-krə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce synchronism (audio)
: the quality or state of being synchronous : simultaneousness
: chronological arrangement of historical events and personages so as to indicate coincidence or coexistence
also : a table showing such concurrences
synchronistic adjective

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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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Word History

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of synchronism was in 1588

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“Synchronism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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