synchronize[siŋ′krə nīz′, sin′-]
- To synchronize is to coordinate or time events so they happen all at the same time.
- An example of synchronize is when dancers coordinate their movements.
- An example of synchronize is when you and a friend both set your watch to 12:15.
intransitive verbsynchronized, synchronizing
Origin of synchronizeClassical Greek synchronizein, to be contemporary with ; from synchronos, contemporary ; from syn-, together + chronos, time
- to cause to agree in time or rate of speed; regulate (clocks, a flash gun and camera shutter, etc.) so as to make synchronous
- to assign (events, etc.) to the same date or period; represent as or show to be coincident or simultaneous
- Film to align (the picture and soundtrack)
verbsyn·chro·nized, syn·chro·niz·ing, syn·chro·niz·es
- a. To cause to occur or operate with exact coincidence in time or rate: The military units synchronized their operations. We synchronized our watches.b. To cause to occur or operate at the same time as something else: They synchronized their trip with the annual tulip festival.
- To represent (events) as occurring at the same time or in the same time period.
- To arrange (a video or soundtrack, for example) to play or operate in synchronization with something else.
- a. To transfer data between (two devices) to ensure that the same data is stored on both.b. To execute such a transfer to cause the content of (two or more files or other sets of data) to be identical.
- To occur at the same time; be simultaneous: The light flashes of fireflies tend to synchronize with one another.
- To operate in unison.
Origin of synchronizeGreek sunkhronizein, to be contemporary, from sunkhronos, contemporaneous; see synchronous.
(third-person singular simple present synchronizes, present participle synchronizing, simple past and past participle synchronized)
synchronize - Computer Definition
To cause objects or events to move together or occur at the same time.