Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Word of the day

syn·chro·nic·i·ty  (sngkr-ns-t, sn-)
n. pl. syn·chro·nic·i·ties
1. The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism.
2. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related, conceived in Jungian theory as an explanatory principle on the same order as causality.

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synchronicity [ˌsɪnkrəˈnɪsɪtɪ]
(Psychology) an apparently meaningful coincidence in time of two or more similar or identical events that are causally unrelated
[coined by Carl Jung from synchronic + -ity]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003


Girly said...

Excellent, let me throw that one into one of my "pretend to be intelligent" conversations with the boss tomorrow.

BTW I like how the guy says it ;-)

Kate S. said...

Did it work, girly? Yeah, me too. :-)