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synchronic (not comparable)
- occurring at a specific point in time.
- (linguistics) relating to the study of a language at only one point in its history.
- (linguistics, relating to the study of a language at only one point in its history): Synchronic comparison of two languages focuses on categorizing phenomena typologically, whereas a diachronic comparison may be looking for common origins or causes of these phenomena, viewed as genetic relationships.