diachronic

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di·a·chron·ic

 (dī′ə-krŏn′ĭk)
adj.
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.

diachronic

(ˌdaɪəˈkrɒnɪk) or

diachronistic

adj
of, relating to, or studying the development of a phenomenon through time; historical: diachronic linguistics. Compare synchronic
[C19: from dia- + Greek khronos time]

di•a•chron•ic

(ˌdaɪ əˈkrɒn ɪk)

adj.
of or pertaining to the study of the changes in a language over a period of time: diachronic linguistics. Compare synchronic.
[1925–30; < French diachronique (French. de Saussure); see dia-, chronic]
di`a•chron′i•cal•ly, adv.

diachronic

Used to describe the study of the development of a language over time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.diachronic - used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time; "diachronic linguistics"
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
synchronic - concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents; "synchronic linguistics"
Translations

diachronic

[ˌdaɪəˈkrɒnɪk] ADJdiacrónico

diachronic

adjdiachron
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The two last chapters are devoted to diachronistic problems.