also -ise BrE verb
1 (T) to arrange for two or more actions to happen at exactly the same time: If we synchronize our attacks they'll cause more disruption.
2 synchronize your watches to make two or more watches or clocks show exactly the same time
3 (I, T) if the sound and action of a film synchronize or if you synchronize them, they go at exactly the same speed
— synchronization /sIkrnaI'zeISn/ noun (U)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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