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(sing′krŏ-nīz″) [Gr. synchronizein, to be contemporary with],


To coordinate the timing of two or more events or processes. In electrical cardioversion, for example, a shock to the heart is delivered when an R wave is detected on a cardiac monitor. Synchronized shocks are used to treat rhythms such as atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, or supraventricular tachycardia, in which QRS complexes are recognizable. In these arrhythmias, unsynchronized shocks might induce ventricular fibrillation.
synchronization (-nĭ-zā′shŏn)


arranging that events shall occur at the same time.

estrus synchronization
see estrus synchronization.
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Previous researchers recognize the need to account for nonsynchronous trading and calendar effects to determine whether lead-lag patterns in returns and variances are actual economic relations, or merely manifestations of microstructure and calendar anomalies.
Table 1 and Panel A of Table 2 report results obtained when trading returns are measured beginning with the closing index value that initially generates a signal, while in Panel B of Table 2 we report portfolio results obtained when a one-day lag is imposed to allow for the effects of nonsynchronous trading.
Williams, 1977, "Estimating Betas from Nonsynchronous Data," Journal of Financial Economics 5, 309-327.
Into this already fertile ground, ripe for creative clashes of nonsynchronous temporalities, Cervantes introduces the rustic, clown prince Sancho Panza, an illiterate peasant who cultivates the earth for a living, and who possesses an embodied sense of temporality strongly identified with somatic experience, and the diurnal and seasonal cycles of the natural world.
The increase in weed density was mainly due to nonsynchronous behaviour of weed seed germination and their wide periodicity under field conditions.
Lo and MacKinlay [4] attribute the positive autocorrelation in daily stock returns to nonsynchronous trading.
Not only did hermaphroditic individuals have nonsynchronous male and female gametogenesis, but there also appeared to be differential resorption of male and female gametic products.
Intrinsically, some pathological characteristics in ALS such as changes in distal axon caliber, [sup][24] proximal axonal swellings [sup][29] and ongoing Wallerian degeneration along axons [sup][30] may cause dispersion of the efferent volley, resulting in a nonsynchronous muscle response, and this potential functional abnormality would make detection of changes of F waves difficult.
Having established volatility spillover, and low conditional correlations between equities markets of Americas, we proceed to investigate the possibility of nonsynchronous relationship-dynamics that may be unobservable from returns' correlations.
Estimating betas from nonsynchronous data, Journal of Financial Economics 5(3): 309-327.
At one level, this is the experience of being simultaneously in mutually contradicting scales of existence--as being both de Certeau's eagle on high and the walker in the streets; as enmeshed in Bloch's nonsynchronous world.