Synchronization vs Entrainment - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between synchronization and entrainment

is that synchronization is the state or property of being synchronized while entrainment is any of several processes in which a solid or liquid is put into motion by a fluid.

synchronization

Alternative forms

* synchronisation (Commonwealth English)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The state or property of being synchronized.
  • The generator went off line when it lost synchronization with the power line.
  • * 2012 , Staff (Max Planck Institute), Study: Solar and wind energy may stabilize the power grid , R&D Magazine, online:
  • Synchronization , the coordinated dynamics of many units to the same timing is found throughout the natural world.
  • (military) The arrangement of military actions in time, space, and purpose to produce maximum relative combat power at a decisive place and time.
  • (military) In the intelligence context, application of intelligence sources and methods in concert with the operation plan. (JP 2-0); (JP 1-02)
  • Synonyms

    * synchroneity, synchronicity

    entrainment

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia entrainment) (en noun)
  • Any of several processes in which a solid or liquid is put into motion by a fluid.
  • # The carrying away of droplets of liquid during violent boiling
  • # The movement of sediment in a stream of water or in a glacier
  • # The mixing of air currents
  • # The mixing of out flowing river water and underlying seawater.
  • (biology) The alignment of an organism's circadian rhythm to that of an external rhythm in its environment