Diachronic study


Diachronic study
A study done over the course of time. For example, a longitudinal study of children with Down syndrome (trisomy 21) might involve the study of 100 children with this condition from birth to 10 years of age. Also called a longitudinal study. The opposite of a synchronic (cross-sectional) study.

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  • Study, longitudinal — A study done over the passage of time. For example, a longitudinal study of children with Down syndrome (trisomy 21) might involve the study of 100 children with this condition from birth to 10 years of age. Also called a diachronic study. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • diachronic — adjective technical dealing with something such as a language as it changes over time: a diachronic study diachronically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • diachronic — [dī΄ə krän′ik] adj. [ DIA + CHRONIC] of or concerned with the study of changes occurring over a period of time, as in language, mores, etc.: cf. SYNCHRONIC (sense 2) diachronically adv …   English World dictionary

  • diachronic linguistics — study of language and its changes throughout history …   English contemporary dictionary

  • study — Research, detailed examination, and/or analysis of an organism, object, or phenomena. [L. studium, s., inquiry] analytic s. in epidemiology, a s. designed to examine associations, commonly putative or hypothesized causal relationships; usually… …   Medical dictionary

  • diachronic — di•a•chron•ic [[t]ˌdaɪ əˈkrɒn ɪk[/t]] adj. ling. of or pertaining to the study of the changes in a language over a period of time: diachronic linguistics Compare synchronic • Etymology: 1925–30; < F diachronique (F. de Saussure); see dia ,… …   From formal English to slang

  • diachronic linguistics — noun the study of linguistic change the synchrony and diachrony of language • Syn: ↑historical linguistics, ↑diachrony • Derivationally related forms: ↑diachronic (for: ↑diachrony) …   Useful english dictionary

  • diachronic — A term, derived from the Greek, to denote the study of biblical texts as developed over a period of time, and therefore includes the examination of multiple editorial sources, Form Criticism and Redaction Criticism. The contrasting method is… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • diachronic — adj. of the study of a language as it changes or develops through history …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Longitudinal study — A study done over the passage of time. For example, a longitudinal study of children with Down syndrome (trisomy 21) might involve the study of 100 children with this condition from birth to 10 years of age. Also called a diachronic study. The… …   Medical dictionary


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