Sync meaning

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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.

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Harmony; accord.

In sync with today's fashions.

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Synchronization.
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To synchronize.
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Devices in synchronization are said to be in sync. If it is necessary to synchronize two devices, it may be said that it is necessary to get them in sync or to sync them up. See also synchronize.
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(computing) To flush all pending I/O operations to disk.
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A control character in some polled protocols for multidrop lines. See also Bisync and synchronize.
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(1) (SYNChronization) Having the same data 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.
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in sync
  • in synchronization (with)
  • in harmony (with); compatible
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out of sync
  • out of synchronization (with)
  • discordant; incompatible
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of sync