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diachronism

(daɪˈækrəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Geological Science) geology the passage of a geological formation across time planes, as occurs when a marine sediment laid down by an advancing sea is noticeably younger in the direction of advancement
diˈachronous adj

diachronism, diachrony

the comparative study of a development based on its history. — diachronic, diachronistic, diachronistical, adj.
See also: Time
the study and description of the change or development in the structural systems of a language over a stated period of time. Also called historical linguistics. Cf. synchronic linguistics. — diachronic, adj.
See also: Linguistics
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The Permo-Triassic (PT) boundary is reportedly diachronous in the Salt and Surghar Ranges.
Development of the Colombian foreland-basin system as a consequence of diachronous exhumation of the northern Andes.
4) I have largely avoided using Cardoza's text on Breton in this article in order to maintain a roughly diachronous approach to Cardoza's work.
The reader thus sees the text as "a contradictory site of inscription" and its events as both diachronous and synchronous, meaning that "the horizontal or sequential movement of the plot thus coexists with the vertical or associative stratification of temporally discontinuous fragments" (see Cobley 3, 190).
2013) that the Moror locality (the "Moro" locality reported by Brinkmann, 1984, 1988) is probably late Maastrichtian in age given the diachronous deposition of the "grey unit", which took place in a regressive context, and given that it becomes younger westward.
Guillory 1993), which derived from Bloom's project regarding the comprehension of texts in and through their diachronous interrelations.
Rather than conforming to a ready-made periodizing concept, Beckett's particular late modernism offers a different way of considering totality, while disrupting the "facile" notions of both synchronous "inner truth" and diachronous "succession.
171) on one kind of "solidarity synchronous with the current generation and [another] diachronous with future generations", although it still lacks details on the determination and specification of actions, goals and objectives to achieve the vaguely proposed sustainability in its many, dispersed laws.
18) But these same tropes were also occasions for Swinburne to seek after transcendence: if they gesture toward a diachronous model of poetic form, they also locate synchrony in an ecstatic union of reader, poem, and cosmos, a union that Swinburne's criticism, in its most memorable moments, movingly dramatizes--as in the long paragraph quoted above, to which I want to return for a moment.