One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Existing or occurring at the same time.‘glaciations were approximately synchronous in both hemispheres’
concurrent, happening at the same time, done at the same time, contemporaneous, concomitant, coinciding, coincident, synchronized, synchronicView synonyms
- ‘More important, what is under way is the first synchronous global recession in a generation.’
- ‘Since most Italian films of this period were shot without synchronous sound, both dialogue tracks could be considered dubs.’
- ‘Telephone networks are optimized for synchronous and one-to-one communications.’
- ‘Due to the complexity and timing issues, typically no more than two storage nodes are involved simultaneously in synchronous data replication.’
- ‘The paramedic then resumed chest compression at a rate of 100 per minute synchronous with ventilation.’
- ‘The average hatch time of the first release was thus approximately synchronous with that of natural egg masses, and the variance in hatch date was large.’
- ‘Are processes of identification necessarily synchronous with the temporal structures of classical narrative, and to what extent is closure effective?’
- ‘I can't remember having ever seen her, and yet it seems almost impossible that we haven't crossed paths before in our synchronous daily routines.’
- ‘Breeding in Tree Swallows is highly synchronous.’
- ‘However, the ability to multitask while texting is another huge advantage over the synchronous voice call.’
- ‘In many species there is considerable overlap between the fertile periods of females due to more or less synchronous breeding.’
- ‘Humans apparently need both the colors and the intensity of sunlight to stay synchronous with their own body rhythm.’
- ‘Collage offers a technique for heterogenous images to appear simultaneously synchronous and radically differentiated.’
- ‘This reduction was synchronous with a reduction in tiller production.’
- ‘Peaks in recruitment are roughly synchronous with similar peaks in aspen and white birch, suggesting that they may be associated with similar causes.’
- ‘As it happens, human ideologies will sometimes be synchronous with the Faith.’
- ‘The lowering of montane vegetation belts in New Guinea during the last ice age was broadly synchronous with that of South America and Africa.’
- ‘However, in synchronous interaction every student in the class participates simultaneously.’
- ‘These relations, it seems, must be synchronous with one and other in the sense that there can be no relation which occurs in spacetime which isn't tied up or entangled with any other relation.’
- ‘The timing of the first and second switches is arranged to prevent simultaneous conduction of the synchronous rectifiers.’
Making or denoting an orbit around the earth or another celestial body in which one revolution is completed in the period taken for the body to rotate about its axis.
- ‘Mercury was discovered by radar not to be in synchronous rotation about the Sun.’
- ‘The Red Planet's elevator, which would travel between the surface of Mars and a Mars synchronous orbit, could be constructed in Earth's orbit.’
- ‘Dynamic models show that while large particles could be in synchronous rotation, smaller particles should rotate faster and look isothermal.’
- ‘They emerge early in the year and have short, synchronous emergence periods.’
- ‘This is because the Moon rotates exactly once per orbit, in what is described as synchronous rotation.’
Mid 17th century: from late Latin synchronus (from Greek sunkhronos, from sun- ‘together’ + khronos ‘time’) + -ous.
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