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 (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·ly adv.


(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.
a•syn′chro•nous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
synchronal, synchronic, synchronous - occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.; "a synchronous set of clocks"; "the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight"; "synchronous oscillations"


[æˈsɪŋkrənəs] ADJasíncrono


adj (also Comput) → asynchron
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