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synchronism

[sing-kruh-niz-uh m] /ˈsɪŋ krəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
coincidence in time; contemporaneousness; simultaneousness.
2.
the arrangement or treatment of synchronous things or events in conjunction, as in a history.
3.
a tabular arrangement of historical events or personages, grouped according to their dates.
4.
Physics, Electricity. the state of being synchronous.
5.
Psychoanalysis. the simultaneous occurrence of causally unrelated events and the belief that the simultaneity has meaning beyond mere coincidence.
Also, synchronicity [sing-kruh-nis-i-tee] /ˌsɪŋ krəˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA), (for defs 1, 4, 5)
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Medieval Latin synchronismus < Greek synchronismós, equivalent to sýnchron(os) synchronous + -ismos -ism
Related forms
synchronistic, synchronistical, adjective
synchronistically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for synchronicity

synchronicity

/ˌsɪnkrəˈnɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
an apparently meaningful coincidence in time of two or more similar or identical events that are causally unrelated
Word Origin
C20: coined by Carl Jung from synchronic + -ity

synchronism

/ˈsɪŋkrəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being synchronous
2.
a chronological usually tabular list of historical persons and events, arranged to show parallel or synchronous occurrence
3.
the representation in a work of art of one or more incidents that occurred at separate times
Word Origin
C16: from Greek sunkhronismos; see synchronous, -ism
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Word Origin and History for synchronicity
n.

1953; from synchronic + -ity. Originally in Jung.

synchronism

n.

1580s, "quality of being synchronous," from Modern Latin synchronismus, from Greek synchronismos, from synchronos (see synchronous). Meaning "recurring at the same successive instants of time" is from 1854.

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synchronicity in Medicine

synchronism syn·chro·nism (sĭng'krə-nĭz'əm, sĭn'-)
n.
Coincidence in time; simultaneousness. Also called synchronia.

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