verb (used with object), synchronized, synchronizing.
to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another:
Synchronize your watches.
to cause to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together:
They synchronized their steps and walked on together.
to cause (sound and action) to match precisely:
to synchronize the sound of footsteps with the actor’s movements.
to match the sound and action in (a scene).
to cause to agree in time of occurrence; assign to the same time or period, as in a history.
to adjust the periodicities of (two or more electrical or mechanical devices) so that the periods are equal or integral multiples or fractions of each other.
verb (used without object), synchronized, synchronizing.
to occur at the same time or coincide or agree in time.
to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together; recur together.
when intr, usually foll by with. to occur or recur or cause to occur or recur at the same time or in unison
to indicate or cause to indicate the same time: synchronize your watches
to download files, esp music or video files, from a PC to a portable device such as an iPod, or to upload files from the device to a PC
(transitive) (films) to establish (the picture and soundtrack records) in their correct relative position
(transitive) to designate (events) as simultaneous
[sin-kron-uh-skohp, sing-] /sɪnˈkrɒn əˌskoʊp, sɪŋ-/ noun 1. synchroscope.
adjective 1. occurring at the same time; coinciding in time; contemporaneous; simultaneous. 2. going on at the same rate and exactly together; recurring together. 3. Physics, Electricity. having the same frequency and zero phase difference. 4. Computers, Telecommunications. of, relating to, or operating using fixed-time intervals controlled by a clock (opposed to asynchronous). 5. Aerospace. […]
- Synchronous data link control
communications (SDLC) An IBM protocol. A discipline conforming to subsets of the ADCCP of ANSI and the HDLC of the International Organization for Standardization. SDLC manages synchronous, code-transparent, bit-serial communication which can be duplex or half-duplex; switched or non-switched; point-to-point, multipoint, or loop. Compare Binary Synchronous Communication. (1995-03-22)
- Synchronous digital hierarchy
communications, standard (SDH) An international digital telecommunications network hierarchy which standardises transmission around the bit rate of 51.84 megabits per second, which is also called STS-1. Multiples of this bit rate comprise higher bit rate streams. Thus STS-3 is 3 times STS-1, STS-12 is 12 times STS-1, and so on. STS-3 is the lowest bit […]