synchronization

noun
syn·​chro·​ni·​za·​tion | \ ˌsiŋ-krə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce synchronization (audio) , ˌsin- \

Definition of synchronization

1 : the act or result of synchronizing
2 : the state of being synchronous

Examples of synchronization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This synchronization arises through subtle gravitational nudges from Neptune, which would have stopped those KBOs from forming in the first place. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "Neptune’s bumpy childhood could reveal our solar system’s missing planets," 8 Jan. 2021 The company later admitted that there had been problems with synchronization and timing in the video which had been produced by an outside production company. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Car company that claimed speed record will do it over," 31 Oct. 2020 There's a lot of coordination and synchronization there, so a lot of that social media influence is still being attempted by Russia, but has also been repelled to a degree. CBS News, "Former FBI special agent analyzes election threat posed by Russia, China and Iran," 28 Oct. 2020 Karen has truly never looked better than waking up five hours after losing the ability to move her upper and lower jaw in synchronization. Jodi Walker, EW.com, "The Real Housewives of Potomac," 14 Sep. 2020 The parking brake synchronization valve plumbing may be improperly assembled, causing the parking brake to apply unexpectedly without warning. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for August 13-20," 22 Aug. 2020 This relates to entrainment, which in biomusicology refers to the synchronization of a part of the body to an external cue or stimulus. Luke Ottenhof, Popular Mechanics, "Music Has Always Made Us Feel Better. Can Tech Help the Healing?," 26 July 2020 The agreement also seeks to achieve a greater synchronization with other agencies involved in the movement of goods, and paper and electronic documents will be given the same value. Imelda García, Dallas News, "Five ways Texas benefits from the new USMCA trade deal taking effect today," 1 July 2020 With a launch this week, China has completed the build-out of a satellite system called BeiDou (Big Dipper in English), which will be used for navigation and synchronization. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "Is China’s BeiDou satellite navigation system a challenge to US GPS?," 27 June 2020

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First Known Use of synchronization

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Jan 2021

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“Synchronization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synchronization. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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