AskDefine | Define synchronism

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synchronism n : the relation that exists when things occur at the same time; "the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves" [syn: synchrony, synchronicity, synchroneity, synchronization, synchronisation, synchronizing] [ant: asynchronism, asynchronism, asynchronism]

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  1. The state of being synchronous
  2. A temporal relationship between events


  • Italian: sincronismo (1,2)

Extensive Definition

Synchronism is deliberately achieved coincidence in a point of time.
In telecommunication the term synchronism has the following meanings:
1. The state of being synchronous.
2. For repetitive events with the same, multiple, or submultiple repetition rates, a relationship among the events such that a significant instant of one event bears a fixed time relationship to a corresponding instant in another event.
3. The simultaneous occurrence of two or more events at the same instant on the same coordinated time scale.
It can also mean:
In art and entertainment
  • Synchromism, an early 20th century art movement, commonly misspelled as Synchronism

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