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Dictionary definition for: Synchronic

1. (a) occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.; "a synchronous set of clocks" "the synchronous action of a bird''s wings in flight" "synchronous oscillations"

2. (a) concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents; "synchronic linguistics" "descriptive linguistics"

3. (s) (of taxa) occurring in the same period of geological time

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