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sync

[singk] /sɪŋk/
noun, (used esp. in the phrases in sync and out of sync)
1.
synchronization:
The picture and the soundtrack were out of sync.
2.
harmony or harmonious relationship:
Management wants to be in sync with the client's wishes.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
3.
to synchronize; harmonize.
Also, synch
[singk] /sɪŋk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; shortened form
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Examples 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

sync

/sɪŋk/
verb
1.
an informal word for synchronize
noun
2.
an informal word for synchronization in sync, out of sync See synchronization
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Word Origin and History for synced

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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Slang definitions & phrases for synced

sync

noun

Synchronism; synchronization (1929+)

verb

To synchronize: Let's sync our plans, okay? (1950s+)

Related Terms

in sync, lip-sync, out of sync


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

sync

  1. synchronized
  2. synchronization
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