the attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices, or parties, as in philosophy or religion.
Grammar. the merging, as by historical change in a language, of two or more categories in a specified environment into one, as, in nonstandard English, the use of was with both singular and plural subjects, while in standard English was is used with singular subjects (except for you in the second person singular) and were with plural subjects.
the tendency to syncretize
the historical tendency of languages to reduce their use of inflection, as in the development of Old English with all its case endings into Modern English
verb (used with or without object), syncretized, syncretizing. 1. to attempt to combine or unite, as different or opposing principles, parties, etc. verb 1. to combine or attempt to combine the characteristic teachings, beliefs, or practices of (differing systems of religion or philosophy)
noun, Rhetoric Obsolete. 1. the comparison of opposites.
spelling It’s spelled “synchronous”. (1996-12-13)
noun, (used esp. in the phrases in sync and out of sync) 1. synchronization: The picture and the soundtrack were out of sync. 2. harmony or harmonious relationship: Management wants to be in sync with the client’s wishes. verb (used with or without object) 3. to synchronize; harmonize. verb 1. an informal word for synchronize […]