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[singk] /sɪŋk/ Informal.
noun, (used esp. in the phrases in sync and out of sync)
The picture and the soundtrack were out of sync.
harmony or harmonious relationship:
Management wants to be in sync with the client's wishes.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to synchronize; harmonize.
Also, synch
[singk] /sɪŋk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of sync
1930-35; shortened form Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sync
  • One can create a new note, add a picture, or edit a current note which will then sync with your home computer.
  • Euro-area countries seem to be out of sync with each other.
  • Species that depend on one another may become out of sync.
  • For a crystal to turn to liquid, it seems that a type of swarm intelligence causes atoms to move all at once and in sync.
  • It would even sync to a web page so you could access, search and make notes from any browser.
  • To sync manually, pull down on the article list from any news section in the app.
  • Many of these programs can also sync to your smartphone, helping your productivity when you are away from the office.
  • All the paddlers in a boat should try to work in sync.
  • It's therefore a way of keeping speaker and listener in sync.
  • My first thought was that he didn't have his software up to date, something that cut sync times in half for me.
British Dictionary definitions for sync


an informal word for synchronize
an informal word for synchronization: in sync, out of sync See synchronization
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Word Origin and History for sync

1929, shortened form of synchronization (see synchronize). Originally in reference to soundtracks and pictures in the movies. Sense of "be in agreement, coincide" first recorded 1961 in in sync.

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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sync in Technology

/sink/ (Or "synch") 1. To synchronise, to bring into synchronisation.
2. To force ("flush") all pending buffered disk writes to the disk.
3. More generally, to force a number of competing processes or agents to a state that would be "safe" if the system were to crash, i.e. to checkpoint in the database sense.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Related Abbreviations for sync


  1. synchronized
  2. synchronization
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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