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[sing-kruh-nee] /ˈsɪŋ krə ni/
noun, plural synchronies.
simultaneous occurrence; synchronism.
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Origin of synchrony
1840-50; synchron(ous) + -y3 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for synchrony
  • Time-space synchrony has little to do with it, although the merrier when there is that synchrony.
  • But a small percentage flowers in synchrony, over hundreds of square kilometers, every few decades.
  • Both males and females produce light, but it is the males that flash in synchrony.
  • Seconds later, the missiles smash into their targets in perfect synchrony.
  • The synchrony was sustained for remarkably long periods, too.
  • At the same time, while you watch, he must also tap and stroke the visible dummy in perfect synchrony.
  • Instead, each group is shrinking in synchrony, jeopardizing their ability to reproduce and survive.
  • Yawn contagion reflects the power of unconscious synchrony, which is as deeply ingrained in us as in many other animals.
  • At the same time, sensory signals from its whiskers and nose burst out in synchrony.
  • The trick is to get the photons emitted in synchrony, which produces a highly concentrated beam.
British Dictionary definitions for synchrony


the state of being synchronous; simultaneity
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Word Origin and History for synchrony

1848, from Greek synkhronos (see synchronous) + -y (2).

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