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sync

noun [U] uk (also synch)   /sɪŋk/ us  
informal for synchronization (synchronize): He's putting himself forward as a president whose ideas are in sync with (= are suited to and show an understanding of) a nation demanding change.Simultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence in/out of sync If two things are in/out of sync, they reach the same or related stage at the same time/at different times.Simultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence

sync

verb [I or T] uk (also synch)   /sɪŋk/ us  
informal for synchronize: The action on the screen syncs perfectly with the music. to connect two electronic devices so that they both have the latest information or files: How do I sync my iPhone to my computer?
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