AskDefine | Define sync

Dictionary Definition

sync v : make synchronous and adjust in time or manner; "Let's synchronize our efforts" [syn: synchronize, synchronise] [ant: desynchronize, desynchronize]

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Shortening of synchronization.


  1. to synchronize
  2. to flush all pending I/O operations to disk

See also

Extensive Definition

Synchronization is commonly abbreviated as Synch or Sync.
The term Synch can also refer to:
In computing and electronics
  • sync (Unix) is a command for UNIX-like operating systems to flushing pending i/o to filesystems, especially before shutdown
  • AT&T SYNC, a market name for the Samsung SGH-A707 mobile phone
  • DIN sync, a standard interface for electronic music instruments
  • Ford SYNC, a factory-installed, in-car communications and entertainment system developed by Ford Motor Company and Microsoft
In media

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