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used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time

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The rare words in Shakespearean texts are not randomly distributed either diachronically or synchronically, but are mnemonically "structured.
Read diachronically, the verb "play" is a confusing beast, with no single agreed-upon root.
It appears to be used diachronically because of the eschatological sense of the future tense of the verb "shall be saved" (so-the-setai).
First, the alliance is diachronically dense in its capacity to deepen its recruiting base through the artful articulation of an ecological worldview, thus extending the lines of environmental struggle well into the next century.
The closest he comes to discussing real interests is in his summary of the differing aesthetic impulses in Quebec on the one hand and the rest of Canada on the other: "Feature films emerged in the Canadian context diachronically in not one but two languages at a time of rising contestation and renegotiation of the political, economic, and cultural relations between Canada's two founding language groups.
At the same time, this linguistic issue is diachronically present in the reformers' reliance on the writings of the early Fathers, not to say on the Bible itself.
Julie Coleman's inventory of the lexical domains of love, sex, and marriage from Old English to the present day presents a detailed picture of the varying assumptions, practices, and preoccupations which have figured, both diachronically and synchronically, within these related spheres of linguistic usage.
Unlike Homans, Houston lays out her argument synchronically rather than diachronically and often lumps together data originating in different nineteenth-century generations: e.
15] Fulkerson arrives at this position by first affirming Ferdinand de Saussure's structuralist account of language as a system of signs that are defined synchronically in opposition to each other, instead of being a series of labels that diachronically represent extradiscursive realities.
Where Loving seeks to universalize and extend diachronically the "American Renaissance" paradigm of the dreaming isolato, Bromell synchronically enlarges the antebellum field of study by revealing labor as a source of literary value in the period.
When one takes this kind of a reading diachronically through Christian history, the variations can be seen to be even wider.
When treated en bloc, as in previous studies, the thematic verbal nouns in the second element of these compounds do not unanimously conform to Kurylowicz's widely accepted reformulation of the law; Tucker, however, reveals that the historical stratification of these forms correlates with their attested vocalisms, with results that uphold the validity of Brugmann's Law--but only when applied where diachronically appropriate.
The images must be related to each other both synchronically and diachronically.
Viewed diachronically, the preserved nock end closely resembles Bow 2 from Agerod V, southern Sweden, dated to c.