• WordNet 3.6
    • n synchronizer an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous (especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n synchronizer One who or that which synchronizes; especially, a contrivance for synchronizing clocks. Also spelled synchroniser.
    • n synchronizer In electricity, an apparatus for indicating when two alternating-current machines are revolving at the same speed. The device commonly employed consists of an incandescent lamp c simultaneously supplied with current from both machines, a and b, by means of a suitable stepdown transformer. See the diagram. The lamp pulsates in brightness so long as the machine differs in speed and the pulsations diminish in frequency as synchronism is approached. Another form called the dial synchronizer has a pointer on a dial which shows by its speed of revolution the departure from synchronism of the two machines. The speed of the pointer is equal to the difference in the frequencies of the machines and the point on the dial at which it comes to rest indicates the phase relations when synchronism is attained. The dial synchronizer also shows which of the two machines has the greater speed. Trans. Amer. Inst. Elect. Engin., 1901, p. 918.
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In literature:

Synchronous with this increase, the peptonizing and gas-producing bacteria gradually disappear.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
Synchronization with the action of other task-group commanders may be so important that timing becomes vital.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
His wrist-watch was synchronized to the second with Benjamin Marlowe's watch.
"Devil Crystals of Arret" by Hal K. Wells
At this climax insanity occurs and murder is committed synchronically.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
To synchronize this effort, the Department of State will take the lead in developing specific regional strategies for the defeat of terrorism.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
I intrude only to warn you away from my synchronized brains.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
We will go to them in precise synchronism with the proper time as existent in that plane.
"Wanderer of Infinity" by Harl Vincent
Or the pupil may be asked to furnish a drawing, a geographical sketch, a synchronical table.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
A circumscribed dilatation of an artery, constituting a tumor which pulsates synchronously with the beats of the heart, is called aneurism.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The synchronism remains to be fully established by palaeontological proofs.
"The Galaxy" by Various

In news:

Many times this can lead to long and costly system integration time, so it is important to look at the synchronization issues before selecting the system components.
New York January 19, 2006 The British department store Debenhams announced this week that it has selected Inovis Catalogue to achieve operational improvements through global data synchronization (GDS).
Yantra`s Synchronized Fulfillment Solutions deliver real-time, intelligent execution between the customer, operations, partners and the supply chain.
Strategy is very much about synchronizing the enterprise with its external environment as much as possible.
I look at strategy more as synchronization , and that which focuses much more on what we call the market inputs rather than the outputs.
AJA Video Systems today announced Version 2.0 software for the FS2 compact 1RU dual channel universal frame synchronizer and format converter.
Structural Synchronizer View allows you to view and explore your structural models in 3D from anywhere on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
One question our hotline callers often ask is how to align a camshaft position sensor synchronizer without Ford's special tool.
The Camera They're Using to Show Synchronized Swimming Is an Amazing Tech Innovation.
The decision to utilize a synchronization program has had a profound effect on this North Dakota ranch.
Nathan, left, and Justin Spickler have replaced heat detection with synchronization on their Glenfield, ND, Angus operation.
To synchronize the clips, it lines them up by the date and time they were shot, regardless of when they were uploaded.
"We all think about those moments in our lives that stand out where serendipity, synchronicity, fate — whatever you want to call it — intervened," he says.
It is magnificent to see the lights synchronized with the music.
The concerto 's first movement has a number of extended piano solos, without orchestra, where Jeff has to follow the laptop readout of his recorded tracks to synchronize his piano solo with his own orchestra entrances.

In science:

Simultaneous ignition thus requires synchronization of the thermal state of the accreted envelope to one part in 103 –10 4 over the surface.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
The mechanism of synchronization in the random Zaslavsky map is investigated.
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
In their work, similar transition which comes from the instability of the synchronous motion of the ensemble was found.
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
Gade and Basu showed that this synchronization phenomena is indeed physical in certain cases, and for synchronization of those system the randomness is not vital .
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
We denote by LW (A) the set of all weakly synchronizing words, named weakly synchronizing language, of A.
Infinite Synchronizing Words for Probabilistic Automata (Erratum)