Definition of synchronically in US English:



  • See synchronic

    • ‘Part of the problem in making extrapolations from these patterns to build a theory is that the relationship between language and social structure may vary considerably, both synchronically and diachronically.’
    • ‘Reading Scripture diachronically and synchronically, all views provided by the canon would be considered as in a kind of dialogue.’
    • ‘Dobson emphasised the enormous variations in speech through the period, both synchronically and diachronically, over time and region.’
    • ‘To understand a language as a functioning system is to look at it synchronically, trying to spell out the rules and conventions of the system that make possible the forms and meanings of the language.’
    • ‘Each can be studied synchronically or diachronically and the order in which they have been dealt with within a grammar has fluctuated over the years.’