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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek σύν (sún, with, in company with, together with) + χρόνος (khrónos, time)

AdjectiveEdit

synchronic (not comparable)

  1. Occurring at a specific point in time.
    Antonyms: diachronic
  2. (linguistics) Relating to the study of a language at only one point in its history.
    Antonyms: diachronic

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  • (linguistics, relating to the study of a language at only one point in its history): Synchronic comparison of two languages focuses on categorizing phenomena typologically, whereas a diachronic comparison may be looking for common origins or causes of these phenomena, viewed as genetic relationships.

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