- Sync, short for synchronize, is defined as to match up, or when people or things move together.
- To match your phone's contacts to the contacts on your computer is an example of sync.
- An example of sync is to have an idea that is similar to the idea of your coworker.
in syncor in synch
- in synchronization (with)
- in harmony (with); compatible
out of syncor out of synch
- out of synchronization (with)
- discordant; incompatible
or synch Informal
- Synchronization: “an effect like that of stereo speakers slightly out of sync” (Time).
- Harmony; accord: in sync with today's fashions.
intr. & tr.v.synced synced, sync·ing, syncs or synched or synch·ing or synchs
(third-person singular simple present syncs, present participle synching or syncing, simple past and past participle synched or synced)
Shortening of synchronization.
sync - Computer Definition
(1) (SYNChronize) To ensure that data are the same in two or more locations. To sync two computers means to set them to the same time of day or to copy the data from one computer to the other. See syncing.
(2) (SYNC) Cellphone and media player synchronization in Ford, Lincoln and Mercury automobiles starting in 2008. Powered by the Microsoft Windows Automotive platform, SYNC lets Bluetooth phones be controlled via the car's radio and steering wheel controls along with speaker-independent speech recognition and text-to-speech playback of text messages. It also provides conference calling, caller ID and other phone features. For music playback, SYNC includes a USB port for connecting iPods, Zunes and other music players and fully integrates the player by scanning its contents for titles. It also supports protected music files from subscription services. See iOS in the Car.