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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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British Dictionary definitions for synching

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 synching

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 synching

sync

noun

Synchronism; synchronization (1929+)

verb

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

Related Terms

in sync, lip-sync, out of sync


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Related Abbreviations for synching

sync

  1. synchronized
  2. synchronization
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