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Example: "He makes sure to sync his cell phone with his computer at least once a week."

When you "sync" a device, you synchronize it with your computer. Syncing is commonly done with iPods, PDAs, cell phones, and other electronic devices. The syncing process is also called "merging" the data because it copies the most recently entered information to each device. Therefore, when a device is synced with a computer, typically both the device and the computer are updated.

Syncing may also refer to merging the data on two or more computer systems, which is often done over a network.

Published: 2009

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