Of or relating to the study of phenomena, such as linguistic features, or of events of a particular time, without reference to their historical context.
Of or concerned with language, mores, etc. at a given time, without reference to historical antecedents.
(linguistics) Relating to the study of a language at only one point in its history.
Origin of synchronic
From Ancient Greek ÏƒÏÎ½ (sun, “with, in company with, together with") + Ï‡ÏÏŒÎ½Î¿Ï‚ (khrÃ³nos, “time")