[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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Slang Dictionary


/sink/ n., vi. (var. `synch')
1. To synchronize, to bring into synchronization.
2. [techspeak] To force all pending I/O to the disk; see flush, sense
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; thus, to checkpoint (in the database-theory sense).
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. synchronized

  2. synchronization

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Example sentences
So when you sync, you sync everything, and backups are synced back if you ever
  lose it.
After that, your contacts, calendar events and e-mail are synced between your
  phone and computer.
Make sure that device has all the contacts and calendar entries you want synced
  to your other gadgets.
Primary audio and video are always synced, and you can even lock other clips
  together so that they all move as one.
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