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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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In execution, these safeties just get wasted because the underlying problem of unsynchronized priorities has not been solved.
Through meaningless dialogue, unsynchronized sound effects, and sudden silences, Bunuel destabilizes the "natural" relationship between sounds and images, thereby shifting the emphasis from the meaning of sound to its material qualities.
Further, clocks can become unsynchronized due to sabotage on or faults in the clocks or the synchronization mechanism, such as the overflows and dependencies on potentially unreliable clocks on remote sites[18-20].
Combat forces once again preceded logistics units, resulting in an unsynchronized deployment plan and a logistics footprint that initially could not adequately support the force.
Conservation biologists have shown considerable interest in the degree of synchrony in species populations: In unsynchronized populations, some individuals thrive while others are in decline; in synchronized populations, a collapse in one place translates into a collapse in all places.
Instead of one strong, synchronized heartbeat that pushes blood out of the heart, the heart muscle goes into ventricular fibrillation, a series of rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contractions that are too weak to send blood throughout the body.
1997), earlier nesting could be beneficial if juvenile survival is significantly enhanced before winter; conversely, birds may be adversely affected if they become unsynchronized with the phenology of their food.
In a lean enterprise, where employees seek continuous improvements, the accounting measures can assist work-process redesign by identifying nonvalue-added or unsynchronized activities that don't address customer requirements.
The hardships as Koch describes them are in the category of not enough toilets for 800 men, or the annoyance of trying to sleep amid a cacophony of unsynchronized snores in cold, crowded tents set up on the Plains of Abraham.
Unsynchronized TR9-7 cells show a typical cell cycle distribution with a majority of the cells in [G.
unimportant, a steeplechase of unsynchronized blinks,
The non-deterministic nature of concurrent programs, lack of global states, unsynchronized interactions among objects, multiple threads of control and a dynamically varying number of objects are some reasons for this difficulty [6, 9, 8].