The simultaneous appearance of two separate events. [syn- + G. chronos, time]
- bilateral s. electroencephalographic activity that is recorded over both hemispheres simultaneously; usually used in reference to spike and wave activity.

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syn·chro·ny 'siŋ-krə-nē, 'sin- n, pl -nies synchronous occurrence, arrangement, or treatment <cells dividing in \synchrony>

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syn·chro·ny (singґkrə-ne) 1. the simultaneous occurrence of two events. 2. the linkage of two events (such as waves) by a fixed time interval. 3. a state in which corresponding points on two or more signals (such as waves) regularly occur simultaneously. Called also synchronia and synchronism.

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