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synchronic

[sin-kron-ik, sing-] /sɪnˈkrɒn ɪk, sɪŋ-/
adjective, Linguistics
1.
having reference to the facts of a linguistic system as it exists at one point in time without reference to its history:
synchronic analysis; synchronic dialectology.
Also, synchronical.
Compare diachronic.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Late Latin synchron(us) synchronous + -ic
Related forms
synchronically, adverb
nonsynchronic, adjective
nonsynchronical, adjective
nonsynchronically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for synchronically

synchronic

/sɪnˈkrɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
concerned with the events or phenomena at a particular period without considering historical antecedents: synchronic linguistics Compare diachronic
2.
synchronous
Derived Forms
synchronically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for synchronically

synchronic

adj.

1833 shortening of synchronical (1650s), from Late Latin synchronus "simultaneous" (see synchronous). Linguistic sense is first recorded 1922, probably a borrowing from French synchronique (de Saussure, 1913).

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