synchronise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v synchronise make synchronous and adjust in time or manner "Let's synchronize our efforts"
    • v synchronise cause to indicate the same time or rate "synchronize your watches"
    • v synchronise operate simultaneously "The clocks synchronize"
    • v synchronise arrange or represent events so that they co-occur "synchronize biblical events"
    • v synchronise make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action "synchronize this film"
    • v synchronise happen at the same time
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Synchronise to be synchronal or simultaneous: to agree in time
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. synchronismossynchronizein, to agree in time—syn, together, chronos, time.

Usage

In literature:

The United States cannot but regard it as a happy coincidence that their entry into the War synchronises with the initial operations.
"Mr. Punch's History of the Great War" by Punch
They would bring the name Christian with them, and the date in the Acts synchronises with that in Suetonius.
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
Later, the year was a lunar one, and there is some evidence of attempts at synchronising solar and lunar time.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
At any rate, the date synchronises with the re-opening of the question in this country.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Two light snores, that did not synchronise, quarrelled in funny dialogue.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
But Baber, the eldest of these Tartar princes, synchronised with our English Henry VIII.
"The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey--Vol. 1" by Thomas de Quincey
They are, so to speak, pimples of the soul which synchronise with similar excrescences of the skin.
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
The Hejazis failed to synchronise, as usual, so the Navy dispensed with their support.
"Pan-Islam" by George Wyman Bury
See that his watch is set with yours, which is synchronised with ours.
"Lords of the Stratosphere" by Arthur J. Burks
At any rate they synchronise, despite or perhaps because of the deficiency of formal literature during the "Dark" Ages.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
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In news:

Synchronised toilet flush held in Zimbabwe's Bulawayo .
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised will try to become the first horse in 78 years to capture British steeplechasing's two biggest races in the same season when he starts as favorite for the Grand National on Saturday.
Synchronised toilet flush held in Zimbabwe's Bulawayo.
Hafdis Huld — Synchronised Swimmers.
Britain Synchronised Swimming Olympic Qualification.
Our daily internal body clocks or circadian rhythms synchronise the timing of our wake/sleep patterns and our interactions with the outside world.
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In science:

Of particular importance for Einstein’s formulation of SRT is the light-signal synchronisation procedure for spatially separated clocks, that assumes spatial isotropy of the speed of light.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
Relaxing the latter postulate leads to the ‘conventionality’ of clock synchronisation by this method, a sub ject on which a vast literature exists .
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
Einstein incorrectly identifies these events with those of the synchronisation procedure in S’ and so reaches the false conclusion that the clocks at A and B are not seen to be synchronous in S’.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
It is clear however, from the very concept of Einstein’s synchronisation procedure that both the photon source and the mirror must be at rest in some frame.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
In spite of this, Einstein does succeed to derive the correct LT, at least the one appropriate to a synchronised clock situated at the origin of S’.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
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