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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.
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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
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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The environment of the asynchronous distance education classroom is quite different than that of a face-to-face class and must be cultivated in order for it to be effective.
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She proposed that the orientation session content become self-learning modules in an asynchronous, Web-based format.
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The dual mictor interfaces allow a range of trace operations, including split mode, where each mictor can be used to trace asynchronous clock domains.
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In addition, text-based asynchronous discussion produces a record of the discussion to which students can refer to reflect on negotiated meanings and to find the thread of their thinking and their own position within it (Ganeva, 1999; Harasim, 1987).
One change is that telecommunications becomes more asynchronous.