World English Dictionary
synchronize or synchronise (ˈsɪŋkrəˌnaɪz)
vb (when intr, usually foll by with)
1.  to occur or recur or cause to occur or recur at the same time or in unison
2.  to indicate or cause to indicate the same time: synchronize your watches
3.  to download files, esp music or video files, from a PC to a portable device such as an iPod, or to upload files from the device to a PC
4.  (tr) films to establish (the picture and soundtrack records) in their correct relative position
5.  (tr) to designate (events) as simultaneous
synchronise or synchronise
synchroni'zation or synchronise
synchroni'sation or synchronise
'synchronizer or synchronise
'synchroniser or synchronise

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1. the relation that exists when things occur at the same time; "the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves" [syn: synchronism] [ant: asynchronism
2. an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison [syn: synchronization
3. coordinating by causing to indicate the same time; "the synchronization of their watches was an important preliminary" [syn: synchronization
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