Synchronization vs Syncopation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between synchronization and syncopation

is that synchronization is the state or property of being synchronized while syncopation is (music) the quality of a rhythm being somehow unexpected, in that it deviates from the strict succession of regularly spaced strong and weak beats in a meter.

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

    syncopation

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (music) The quality of a rhythm being somehow unexpected, in that it deviates from the strict succession of regularly spaced strong and weak beats in a meter
  • (phonology) The loss of sounds in the middle of a word.
  • Derived terms

    * syncopational * syncopationally