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a·syn·chro·nism(ā-sĭng′krə-nĭz′əm) or a·syn·chron·y (-krə-nē)
Lack of temporal concurrence; absence of synchronism.
a·syn′chro·nous (-nəs) adj.
a•syn•chro•nous(eɪˈsɪŋ krə nəs)
1. not occurring at the same time.
2. (of a computer or other electronic device) beginning each operation only after finishing the preceding one.
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|Adj.||1.||asynchronous - (digital communication) pertaining to a transmission technique that does not require a common clock between the communicating devices; timing signals are derived from special characters in the data stream itself|
synchronous - (digital communication) pertaining to a transmission technique that requires a common clock signal (a timing reference) between the communicating devices in order to coordinate their transmissions
|2.||asynchronous - not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase|