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Of or concerned with phenomena, such as linguistic features, as they change through time.

[From dia- + Greek khronos, time.]

di′a·chron′i·cal·ly adv.


in a diachronic fashion
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These are presented diachronically, and include observations on the history of discovery.
Despite judgements about the use of native speakers and internet users, the author finds that be-perfects occur not only in ESL corpora but also diachronically in native speakers' corpora.
This methodology thus enables us to diachronically observe the explicit and the subtle transformations of mental health policies as well as the ways in which, by mobilizing GMH references, these policies build up their legitimacy.
Within the German intellectual tradition which historicized itself, both diachronically and transculturally, such intersections may serve to extend Mani's illuminating, learned, and wide-ranging study for each reader.
Diachronically, the book traces the classical and European origin, the historical development, the gradual demise and the historical influence of American ethical criticism.
Diachronically, in LBH the form substitutes for weqatal in representing consecutive future-oriented actions/events, whether obviously modal or involving future events of a more certain ilk (which Cohen also views as inherently modal).
Analyzing tablets both synchronically and diachronically, he shows how scribal habits changed over time, and how these changes can help date Hittite texts.
Not only does the political field as a socially recognized terrain shift shape and scope, and not only does the very term political bear multiple (and changing) meanings, but, to develop our first point diachronically, distinct social-science disciplines also shift shape as scholars strive to comprehend emergent (political) realities.
When understood diachronically and historically in light of the last millennium of Christian theology's love-hate relationship with the sciences, the question can be expanded: what kind of theology or theological method can be an appropriate "queen"--on the one hand, being bold and prophetic while on the other hand, also humble in recognizing its self-limitations (limitations that are pertinent to all human efforts, which Coleman grants: p.
Schmitt uses a case study of the practices of trail hikers to bring forth and analyze tactical actions that are synchronically isolated but diachronically linked through the repetition or aggregation of observable behaviors, narratives, and or durable traces of past actions on pathways.
That is, these initial reactions tell us very little of how the acceptance or rejection of the text's propositions change diachronically.
Alternatively, in Photography and Literature, Brunet points to the difficulty of defining literature diachronically of its interactions with photography and notes how the extension of the term "literature" which once also included scientific writing was changing at the time of the invention of photography toward literature as "both cultural heritage, especially national, and individual pursuit with a reflexive, aesthetic ambition, as well as a claim to deliver truths about society" (10).