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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 synced
  • 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.
  • Article image caching allows you to view synced article images while you are using the app offline.
  • Primary audio and video are always synced, and you can even lock other clips together so that they all move as one.
  • The timeline is synced with transcripts of the targeted portion of video.
  • To see the data replication, switch to one of the secondaries and read the data synced there.
  • The information would then have to be re-synced when connectivity is resumed.
  • Thus, the data sampling rate was synced to the running speed of the shaft and was fixed at eight times the rotation frequency.
British Dictionary definitions for synced


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 synced


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.
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Related Abbreviations for synced


  1. synchronized
  2. synchronization
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