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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.
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]
syn•chro•nism(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]
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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|Noun||1.||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