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 (sĭng′krə-nĭz′əm, sĭn′-)
1. Coincidence in time; simultaneousness.
2. A chronological listing of historical personages or events so as to indicate parallel existence or occurrence.
3. Representation in the same artwork of events that occurred at different times.

syn′chro·nis′tic, syn′chro·nis′ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl) adj.
syn′chro·nis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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1. the quality or condition of being synchronous
2. (Historical Terms) a chronological usually tabular list of historical persons and events, arranged to show parallel or synchronous occurrence
3. (Art Terms) the representation in a work of art of one or more incidents that occurred at separate times
[C16: from Greek sunkhronismos; see synchronous, -ism]
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(ˈsɪŋ krəˌnɪz əm)

1. coincidence in time; contemporaneousness.
2. the arrangement or treatment of synchronous things or events in conjunction, as in a history.
3. a tabular arrangement of historical events or personages, grouped according to their dates.
4. the state of being synchronous.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin < Greek]
syn`chro•nis′tic, adj.
syn`chro•nis′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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synchronism, synchrony

a coincidence in time; simultaneity. Cf. asynchronism.synchronistic, synchronistical, adj.
See also: Time
an American movement, founded in 1913, based upon Abstractism in unmixed color, usually involving disklike forms. — synchronist, n.synchronistic, adj.
See also: Art
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synchronism - the relation that exists when things occur at the same time; "the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves"
temporal relation - a relation involving time
asynchronism, asynchrony, desynchronisation, desynchronization, desynchronizing - the relation that exists when things occur at unrelated times; "the stimulus produced a desynchronizing of the brain waves"
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[ˈsɪŋkrənɪzəm] Nsincronismo m
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