Definitions for synchronicityˌsɪŋ krəˈnɪs ɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
syn•chro•nic•i•tyˌsɪŋ krəˈnɪs ɪ ti(n.)
synchronism of events that appear to be connected but have no demonstrable causal relationship.
Origin of synchronicity:
synchronism, synchrony, synchronicity, synchroneity, synchronization, synchronisation, synchronizing(noun)
the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
"the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves"
The state of being synchronous or simultaneous.
Coincidences that seem to be meaningfully related; supposedly the result of "universal forces".
Origin: synchron(ous) + -icity
Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner. The concept of synchronicity was first described in this terminology by Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s. The concept does not question, or compete with, the notion of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be grouped by cause, they may also be grouped by meaning. A grouping of events by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of cause and effect. In addition to Jung, Arthur Koestler wrote extensively on synchronicity in The Roots of Coincidence.
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