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The adjective diachronic (from Greek elements dia "through" and chronos "time") means "historically", "over time". It is generally opposed to synchronic. It is used, for example, in: Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ... Synchronic linguistics deals with a language at a specific point in time; it is opposed to diachronic linguistics (also called historical linguistics), which deals with how languages change over time. ...

  • diachronic or historical linguistics, the study of how languages and language families change over time. Opposed to synchronic or descriptive linguistics, which studies a language at a specific point in time.
  • diachronic distinction or diachronic contrast, between two entities that existed in different epochs, e.g. between the archaic English verbal suffixes -eth and the modern ones -s/-es. Opposed to a synchronic distinction, between two co-exisiting entities, e.g. between the English pronouns he and she.
  • diachronic process, in modern philosophy of mind, a process that occurs over a long period of time.

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PhilSci Archive - Why diachronically emergent properties must also be salient (221 words)
Why diachronically emergent properties must also be salient
In this paper, I criticize Bedau's definition of `diachronically emergent properties' (DEPs), which says that a property is a DEP if it can only be predicted by a simulation (simulation requirement) and is nominally emergent.
I argue at length that this definition is not complete because it fails to eliminate trivial cases.
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Religion – Pastors and parishioners meet online to write blogs, share pictures, and stay connected throughout the week in an effort to extend church between Sundays.
Religion – There are two basic ways to read the bible: diachronically and synchronically.
To read the bible synchronically is to read the bible as a series of separate stories and to read the bible diachronically is to read the bible as one story.
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