noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
a movement of the early 20th century led by American artists and manifested in their experimentation with nonfigurative or entirely abstract paintings containing shapes and volumes of pure color.
Compare Orphism (def 2).
adjective 1. synchronous.
[sing-kruh-nee-i-tee, -ney-] /ˌsɪŋ krəˈni ɪ ti, -ˈneɪ-/ noun 1. the state of being synchronous; synchronism.
synchronia syn·chro·ni·a (sĭn-krō’nē-ə, sĭng-) n. See synchronism. The origination, development, involution, or functioning of tissues or organs at the usual time.
adjective, Linguistics. 1. having reference to the facts of a linguistic system as it exists at one point in time without reference to its history: synchronic analysis; synchronic dialectology. adjective 1. concerned with the events or phenomena at a particular period without considering historical antecedents: synchronic linguistics Compare diachronic 2. synchronous