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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek συγχρονίζω (sunkhronízō).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋ.kɹə.naɪːz/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋ.kɹə.naɪz/
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synchronize (third-person singular simple present synchronizes, present participle synchronizing, simple past and past participle synchronized)

  1. (transitive) To cause two or more events to happen at exactly the same time or same rate, or in a time-coordinated way.
  2. (transitive) To harmonize in regard to time.
    We synchronized our watches and agreed to meet at four o'clock precisely.
  3. (intransitive) To occur at the same time or with coordinated timing.
    • De Quincey
      The path of this great empire, through its arch of progress, synchronized with that of Christianity.

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