[singk] Informal.
noun (used esp. in the phrases in sync and out of sync)
synchronization: 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] .

1930–35; shortened form Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
sync or films, television, computing synch (sɪŋk)
1.  an informal word for synchronize
2.  See synchronize an informal word for synchronization: in sync; out of sync
synch or films, television, computing synch

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Word Origin & History

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

sync definition

/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]

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American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. synchronized

  2. synchronization

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Example sentences
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.
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