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(adjective) of, relating to, or dealing with phenomena (as of language or culture) as they occur or change over a period of time

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diachronically, in terms of patterns of development through time

—p.77 by McKenzie Wark
4 years, 7 months ago

the 'diachronic' methods of historical research and speculation which had dominated nineteenth-century linguistics

—p.25 Jacques Derrida: language against itself (18) by Christopher Norris
6 years, 9 months ago

One can therefore imagine a diachronic study of myths

—p.249 Myth Today (215) by Roland Barthes
7 years ago

Diachronically, Ben’s clique’s philosophical stance had evolved a lot, to the point that it was hard to pinpoint exactly what they stood for at any given time

—p.449 by Dario Diofebi
1 year, 2 months ago

a dense diachronic rhythmic layering

—p.82 by David Foster Wallace
6 years, 11 months ago

a preference for diachronic, narrative description of human life predominates in contemporary culture

—p.26 Orphans of Dickens (24) missing author
4 years, 11 months ago

the diachronic construct of those feelings in sequence, in action

—p.111 SYSOUT=A (109) by William T. Vollmann
6 years, 9 months ago

the infinite complexity, synchronic as well as diachronic

—p.137 Domination, Liberation (105) by Frédéric Lordon
6 years, 10 months ago

The romance plot is really the lynchpin of the picture, and it determines the diachronic structure of the narrative.

—p.21 In Mainstream Gear: As Tears Go By (15) by Stephen Teo
5 months, 4 weeks ago