diachronic +‎ -ally


diachronically (not comparable)

  1. In a diachronic fashion, or in diachronic terms.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 188:
      A story, a science fiction film, or, in fact, a scientific theory, can thus be positioned at a higher and later turning of the spiral, diachronically, but synchronically it can be a performance of a pattern or theme.
    • 2007 September 29, Maria Lasonen-Aarnio, “Single premise deduction and risk”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 141, number 2, DOI:10.1007/s11098-007-9157-1:
      In particular, risks can pile up not only synchronically, as in multi premise deductions, but also diachronically, when a subject extends her knowledge by competent deduction from just one premise.
    • 2014, James Lambert, “Diachronic stability in Indian English lexis”, in World Englishes, page 115:
      Further, by presenting lexical information diachronically, it displays the stability of the particular words, spellings, usages, idioms, etc., and thus cumulatively the overall stability of the language or variety in general.

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