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|Noun||1.||asynchronous operation - operations that occur without a regular or predictable time relation to other events|
operation - (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction); "it can perform millions of operations per second"
synchronous operation - operations that are initiated predictably by a clock