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Sync and synch are abbreviations of synchronization, the coordination of events to keep them in time.

Sync or synch may also refer to:

Computing and technology[edit]

  • Sync (Unix), a command and a system call for Unix-like operating systems
  • Data synchronization, keeping multiple copies of a dataset in coherence with one another
  • File synchronization or syncing, to synchronize directories or files on computers
  • Browser synchronization, cloud service provided by web browser vendors for users to synchronize settings and data on multiple devices
  • Microsoft Sync Framework, a data synchronization platform from Microsoft
  • Resilio Sync (formerly BitTorrent Sync), a peer-to-peer file synchronization tool
  • Synchronization (computer science), relates to similar principles of synchronization of processes or data
  • SyncToy, a Microsoft PowerToy's software for file synchronization
  • Syncword, in computer networks, used to synchronize a data transmission by indicating the end of header information and the start of data

Electricity and electronics[edit]

  • Sync, a signal used in composite video systems to coordinate the timings of lines, fields and frames
  • DIN sync, a standard interface for electronic music instruments
  • Ford Sync, an in-car communications and entertainment system
  • Oscillator sync, where a slave oscillator is reset by a master oscillator
  • AT&T SYNC or Samsung SYNC (Samsung SGH-A707), Samsung's first high-end HSDPA phone for the US, approved September 29, 2006; called Samsung Sync "the flagship of Cingular's 3G"
  • Synchronization (alternating current), the process of matching the speed and frequency of a generator or other source to a running network

Arts, entertainment and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Synch (band), 1980s band who performed "Where Are You Now"
  • SYNC (also referred to as "Audiobooks for Teens", or "SyncYA"), a summer giveaway program sponsored by AudioFile magazine
  • Sync (2010), a video installation by Max Hattler
  • Synchronization rights, an example of a music license, defined by a synchronization license
  • The Sync, a defunct American webcasting company

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