syn·chro·ni·za·tion | \ˌsiŋ-krə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌsin-\

Definition of synchronization 

1 : the act or result of synchronizing

2 : the state of being synchronous

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To see them today is to encounter an alternate universe of studio filmmaking that was itself designed to present an alternate universe, in which every death was happy and even escapist musicals emphasized the fascist ideal of total synchronization. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Review: ‘Hitler’s Hollywood’ Unearths the Cinema of the Third Reich," 10 Apr. 2018 Cary argued that the FBI's fuzzy aerial video proves nothing and that the government is using a faulty synchronization of videos created by someone who lacks expertise. Maxine Bernstein,, "Indicted FBI agent spends personal savings on forensic experts to challenge indictment," 21 May 2018 This is where the acceleration and synchronization of the menstrual cycle comes in. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "How Noisy Males Control the Gnu’s Cycle," 11 July 2018 The synchronization was done by someone who is not a video analyst, who didn’t use original police video and whose methods aren’t reasonable or reliable, Spector said. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "Judge calls perjury allegations against officer in Charleena Lyles lawsuit ‘baseless’," 26 June 2018 Apple also offers similar synchronization between iOS and macOS. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "With Timeline and Your Phone, Microsoft makes a PC the phone’s second screen," 8 May 2018 The wireless synchronization of AirPods and the Watch with Apple’s other devices are compelling features. Fortune, "Why Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger Is Taking So Long to Make," 21 June 2018 While the World Bank sees a number of economies slowing—and projects global growth will slow slightly in 2019 to 3% and 2020 to 2.9%—it forecasts the synchronization will stay largely intact. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "Looking Past Worries on Emerging Markets and Trade, World Bank Sees Synchronized Growth Intact," 5 June 2018 The more worrying scenario is if last year’s synchronization was more a matter of the economic stars aligning briefly, with faster growth masking the differences between regions of the world. Richard Barley, WSJ, "What the Rising Dollar Says About Global Growth," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of synchronization

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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