synchronicity

synchronism

[sing-kruh-niz-uhm]
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] , (for defs 1, 4, 5)


Origin:
1580–90; < Medieval Latin synchronismus < Greek synchronismós, equivalent to sýnchron(os) synchronous + -ismos -ism

synchronistic, synchronistical, adjective
synchronistically, adverb
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synchronicity (ˌsɪnkrəˈnɪsɪtɪ)
 
n
an apparently meaningful coincidence in time of two or more similar or identical events that are causally unrelated
 
[C20: coined by Carl Jung from synchronic + -ity]

synchronism (ˈsɪŋkrəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
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
 
[C16: from Greek sunkhronismos; see synchronous, -ism]

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synchronism
1588, "quality of being synchronous," from Mod.L. synchronismus, from Gk. synchronismos, from synchronos (see synchronous). Meaning "recurring at the same successive instants of time" is from 1854.
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synchronism syn·chro·nism (sĭng'krə-nĭz'əm, sĭn'-)
n.
Coincidence in time; simultaneousness. Also called synchronia.

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