out of sync (with someone or something)

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out of sync (with someone or something)

Not or no longer happening, functioning, or moving at the same time and pace as someone or something else; in an unsynchronized or uncoordinated manner. If your teammates are out of sync, you're going to have a hard time getting this project done correctly and on time. If the coolant system is out of sync with the energy output, it could lead to a core meltdown.
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*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.
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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.
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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.
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out of sync

(...sɪŋk)
mod. uncoordinated; unsynchronized. My watch and your watch are out of sync.
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She admits loving the challenge of returning in the limelight with a role out of sync with her Bollywood image.
The air of unrelieved ennui adds Michelangelo Antonioni, pioneering theorist of temps mort, to the film's parade of art-house shout-outs, while the sound of plashing water, intermittently seeping into the sound track of dismal pizzicato strings and industrial hum, recalls Robert Bresson's maxim (from his Notes on the Cinematographer [1975]) that "image and sound must not support each other, but must work each in turn through a sort of relay." In fact, the ring's metallic whirr eventually slips wholly out of sync with the images.
Thus, the remote volume is never more than one record out of sync with the primary volume (Fig 3).
Due to the shortcomings of semi-synchronous operation, EMC has implemented a controller-based asynchronous remote copy operation called "Adaptive Copy." Adaptive Copy is an extension to the semi-synchronous operation, allowing the secondary volumes to be more than one update out of sync with the primary.