diachronic


diachronic
(Gk., through time) Processes are diachronic, and the nature of their existence as extended in time is sometimes contrasted with that of events (instantaneous) or even objects (see endurance/perdurance )

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  • Diachronic — or Diachronous is a technical term for something happening over time. It is used in several fields of research. Diachronic linguistics (in contrast to synchronic analysis): see Historical linguistics Geology: see Diachronous This disambiguation… …   Wikipedia

  • diachronic — 1857, from Gk. dia throughout (see DIA (Cf. dia )) + khronos time. Use in linguistics dates from 1927 …   Etymology dictionary

  • diachronic — [dī΄ə krän′ik] adj. [ DIA + CHRONIC] of or concerned with the study of changes occurring over a period of time, as in language, mores, etc.: cf. SYNCHRONIC (sense 2) diachronically adv …   English World dictionary

  • diachronic — diachronically, adv. diachronicness, n. /duy euh kron ik/, adj. Ling. of or pertaining to the changes in a linguistic system between successive points in time; historical: diachronic analysis. Cf. synchronic. [1925 30; < F diachronique (term… …   Universalium

  • Diachronic — The word "diachronic" is from the Greek dia , through + chronos, time = through time. As opposed to synchronic, at one point in time. * * * Systematically observed over time in the same subjects throughout as opposed to synchronic or… …   Medical dictionary

  • diachronic — adjective technical dealing with something such as a language as it changes over time: a diachronic study diachronically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • diachronic — di•a•chron•ic [[t]ˌdaɪ əˈkrɒn ɪk[/t]] adj. ling. of or pertaining to the study of the changes in a language over a period of time: diachronic linguistics Compare synchronic • Etymology: 1925–30; < F diachronique (F. de Saussure); see dia ,… …   From formal English to slang

  • diachronic — adjective Date: 1922 of, relating to, or dealing with phenomena (as of language or culture) as they occur or change over a period of time • diachronically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diachronic — adjective occurring or changing along with time Ant: synchronic …   Wiktionary

  • diachronic — A term, derived from the Greek, to denote the study of biblical texts as developed over a period of time, and therefore includes the examination of multiple editorial sources, Form Criticism and Redaction Criticism. The contrasting method is… …   Dictionary of the Bible


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