synchrony

noun
syn·​chro·​ny | \ ˈsiŋ-krə-nē How to pronounce synchrony (audio) , ˈsin-\
plural synchronies

Definition of synchrony

: synchronistic occurrence, arrangement, or treatment

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Three men jumped in synchrony into the air, to the ground, into the air again, and down, repeating infinitely. Catherine Lacey, Harper's magazine, "Who Is She?," 19 Aug. 2019 If the peak arrival of these insects no longer occurs in synchrony with the migration of bats into the region, then there could be cascading effects. Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, "The Changing Climate Inside the World’s Largest Bat Colony," 6 Aug. 2019 Crickets sing in synchrony; metronomes placed side by side sway into lockstep; some fireflies blink together in the dark. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Math of How Crickets, Starlings, and Neurons Sync Up," 7 Apr. 2019 Andrew Moiseff, a neurobiologist also at UConn, suggests that synchrony may make communication easier. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "How these mysterious fireflies synchronize their dazzling light shows," 23 May 2019 Crickets sing in synchrony; metronomes placed side by side sway into lockstep; some fireflies blink together in the dark. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Math of How Crickets, Starlings, and Neurons Sync Up," 7 Apr. 2019 Crickets sing in synchrony; metronomes placed side by side sway into lockstep; some fireflies blink together in the dark. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Math of How Crickets, Starlings, and Neurons Sync Up," 7 Apr. 2019 The weakening of the feedback signals, according to the group’s models, led to a loss of synchrony between the brain areas. Quanta Magazine, "Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks the Brain Out of Sync," 6 June 2018 Not only did the researchers find evidence of lasting emotional synchrony between dog and human, that association was apparent in a sample of just 58 dogs and their owners, Santo said. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Coming home stressed? Your dog is internalizing those bad vibes too, study suggests," 6 June 2019

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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synchrony

noun

English Language Learners Definition of synchrony

formal + technical : a state in which things happen, move, or exist at the same time

synchrony

noun
syn·​chro·​ny | \ ˈsiŋ-krə-nē, ˈsin- How to pronounce synchrony (audio) \
plural synchronies

Medical Definition of synchrony

: synchronous occurrence, arrangement, or treatment cells dividing in synchrony

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