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Definition of "synchronicity" []

  • The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism. (noun)
  • Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related, conceived in Jungian theory as an explanatory principle on the same order as causality. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "synchronicity" in a sentence
  • "Jung used the word synchronicity for ‘meaningful coincidence,’ which he said was a concept possible only because an observer and connected event are products of the same source."
  • "It was not until May 1930 that he invented the term synchronicity"
  • "As a consequence of this experience, Jung coined the word "synchronicity" to explain these inexplicable occurrences."