Definitions for diachronicˌdaɪ əˈkrɒn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•a•chron•icˌdaɪ əˈkrɒn ɪk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the study of the changes in a language over a period of time: diachronic linguistics.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

    Ref: Compare synchronic.

Origin of diachronic:

1925–30; < F diachronique (F. de Saussure); see dia -, chronic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. diachronic, historical(adj)

    used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time

    "diachronic linguistics"


  1. diachronic(Adjective)

    Occurring or changing along with time.


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