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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.
Origin of sync
1930-35; shortened form Unabridged
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Examples from the web for synch
  • Similarly, while many flashes have slots for synch cords, not all do.
  • When a forward line is in synch, there's no better feeling for the three players involved.
  • The change may be placing some species fatally out of synch with their environment.
  • Being slightly out-of-synch with the general mob is exactly to my liking though.
  • Even if your genes and hormones are in synch, environmental factors can reroute the gender train.
  • Local demand might lose its sophistication or move out of synch with global demand.
  • There are also potential savings in purchasing and in laying gas pipes and electricity cables in synch.
  • The two are wildly out of synch, and therein lies much of our trouble.
  • He was tall and sprawling, all bony framework, the kind of body not always in synch with its hinges and joints.
  • After all, the narratives have to synch up visually, which can't be easy to manage.
British Dictionary definitions for synch


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 synch


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 synch


  1. synchronized
  2. synchronization


  1. synchronized
  2. synchronization
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