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Of or concerned with phenomena, such as linguistic features, as they change through time.
[From dia- + Greek khronos, time.]
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of, relating to, or studying the development of a phenomenon through time; historical: diachronic linguistics. Compare synchronic
[C19: from dia- + Greek khronos time]
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di•a•chron•ic(ˌdaɪ əˈkrɒn ɪk)
of or pertaining to the study of the changes in a language over a period of time: diachronic linguistics. Compare synchronic.
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Used to describe the study of the development of a language over time.
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|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"
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diachronic[ˌdaɪəˈkrɒnɪk] ADJ → diacrónico
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adj → diachron
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