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

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Does synchronization work in a quantum system and, if so, how? Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Qubits can sync if they have more than two possible values," 7 Aug. 2018 Glancing down to catch a baby’s eye while reading a story, meeting a child’s inquiring gaze—these simple acts bring the child’s brain waves into greater synchronization with the adult’s, according to recent research at Cambridge University. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "The Secret Power of the Children’s Picture Book," 18 Jan. 2019 Three projectors in perfect synchronization covered the entire surface of the curve, and the goal was a sense of total immersion for the audience. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of the Lost Sci-Fi Movie "Brainstorm," Natalie Wood’s Last Film," 21 Dec. 2018 Spector found 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. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "Two attorneys ordered to pay more than $24,000 over perjury allegation against Seattle police officer who shot Charleena Lyles," 6 Aug. 2018 The synchronization caused by music is actually very important and pretty ancient to humanity and our sense of community. Kat Bein, Billboard, "A-Trak Interviews Sammy Bananas About New Album, Climate Change & Sick Mustaches: Exclusive," 14 June 2018 As the song went on, Ariana and her dancers alternated between slowly dancing and crawling across the set in perfect synchronization, and remaining motionless while draped across the table and stage. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's VMAs 2018 Performance of "God is a Woman" Was a Religious Experience," 21 Aug. 2018 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, OregonLive.com, "Indicted FBI agent spends personal savings on forensic experts to challenge indictment," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of synchronization

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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