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in sync (with someone or something)

1. Happening, functioning, or moving at the same time and pace as someone or something else; simultaneously. Every soldier in the squad marched perfectly in sync. Is it just me, or is the audio not in sync with the movie?
2. Sharing the same or similar goals, ideals, desires, likes, dislikes, etc.; having the same or similar perspectives or opinions. Throughout the date, it just seemed like she and I were totally in sync about everything we brought up. If your team isn't in sync with one another, you're going to have a hard time getting this project done.
See also: someone, sync

*out of sync

uncoordinated; unsynchronized. (An abbreviation for synchronization. *Typically: be ~; get ~.) Our efforts are out of sync. My watch and your watch are out of sync.
See also: of, out, sync

in phase

Also, in sync. In a correlated or synchronized way; in accord, in harmony. For example, If everyone were in phase we could step up the schedule, or John and Pat often say the same thing at the same time; their minds are perfectly in sync . Both versions of this idiom refer to physical phenomena. The first, dating from the second half of the 1800s, alludes to being at the same stage in a series of movements. The second, a slangy abbreviation of synchronization dating from the mid-1900s, alludes to exact coincidence in the time or rate of movement. Also see in step; phase in; for the antonym, see out of phase.
See also: phase

out of phase

Also, out of sync. In an unsynchronized or uncorrelated way. For example, Inventory control and shipping are out of phase, so we can't rely on their figures, or The lights are out of sync and keep flashing at random. For dates, see the antonym in phase.
See also: of, out, phase

in sync

If two things are in sync, they match or happen together as they should. Note: `Sync' is sometimes spelled `synch'. They swayed back and forth, more or less in sync with the music. Mr D and Mr B nodded perfectly groomed grey heads in sync.
See also: sync

out of sync

If two things are out of sync, they do not match or do not happen together as they should. Note: `Sync' is sometimes spelled `synch'. Normally, when demand and supply are out of sync, you either increase the supply, or you adjust the price mechanism. I think this decision is out of sync with reality.
See also: of, out, sync

in (or out of) sync

working well (or badly) together; in (or out of) agreement.
Sync (or synch ) is an informal abbreviation of synchronization .
1997 Sunday Times The most serious obstacle is the fact that the British economy's cycle is out of sync with Europe.
See also: sync

in/out of ˈsync

(informal) moving or working/not moving or working at exactly the same time and speed as somebody/something else: The soundtrack is not in sync with the picture.Can we try that part of the dance again? I think we were out of sync.
Sync is a short form of synchronization.
See also: of, out, sync

sync up

or synch up
v.
To coordinate something with something else so that they operate at the same rate and in correspondence with each other: The film editor synced up the sound and video. I synced the file on my home computer up with the more recent file on my laptop. The sound on my TV doesn't sync up with the video.
See also: sync, up

out of sync

(...sɪŋk)
mod. uncoordinated; unsynchronized. My watch and your watch are out of sync.
See also: of, out, sync

in phase

In a correlated or synchronized way.
See also: phase

out of phase

In an unsynchronized or uncorrelated way.
See also: of, out, phase
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Built on 3R Soft's SyncStudio solution, SK Telecom's wireless division -- currently serving over 15 million subscribers -- has launched NetsGo as its leading-edge sync service which enables users with PDAs or SyncML compatible phones to synchronized their web-based address books, calendars, and task lists with various desktop and web-based clients.
com, the leading online event planning service, to provide fusionOne's free Internet Sync service to seeUthere users.
In addition to enhancing its existing sync service, the relationship with Datalane signifies fusionOne's entree into the European market.
com), a pioneer and leader in the development of next-generation Internet synchronization services, today announced 1-Click Sync, the ability to seamlessly sync pertinent online content, such as travel information, event listings, and online directories into users' offline devices.
Our goal at fusionOne is to keep all personal content up-to-date and in sync across all devices seamlessly," said Rick Onyon, president and CEO of fusionOne.
As part of the agreement, Snap will integrate fusionOne's free Internet sync service into its industry-leading portal, enabling millions of users to seamlessly keep their Snap content, including Snap calendars and online address books, fully in sync with their desktop PCs and choice of hand-held Personal Information Manager (PIM).
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 11, 1997--In Sync Studio(TM) Inc.