asynchronous operation

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Noun1.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
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Joint and 1-axle low-floor trolleybuses asynchronous operation for the trolleybus lines with a nominal voltage of 750 V DC - Solo.
The TPL introduces the concept of a task, which represents an asynchronous operation.
The COP8FLASH series features a full duplex software programmable USART supporting both synchronous and asynchronous operation.
Fig 1 shows the components of XRC and the asynchronous operation of the remote update process.
In the past, true asynchronous operation has been difficult, if not impossible to achieve.
The MT1932BL provides synchronous or asynchronous operation over dedicated or dial-up phone lines, with V.
The power-and-free conveyor permits asynchronous operation with flexible pacing, making it easier to relocate or remove workstations and accommodate operations with different times in station.
All image formats now support asynchronous operation.
Targeted at applications that require a high level of software and hardware integration within a ruggedized format, the PrPMCQ2 also offers four high-speed serial channels, capable of RS-232, -422 and -485 operation (software selectable), and configurable for synchronous or asynchronous operation.

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