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 (sĭng′krə-nəs, sĭn′-)
1. Occurring or existing at the same time. See Synonyms at contemporary.
2. Moving or operating at the same rate: synchronous motors.
a. Having identical periods.
b. Having identical period and phase: synchronous oscillations.
c. Relating to or being a satellite that orbits a celestial body at a speed that matches the body's rotation, thus remaining stationary as observed from the body's surface.
d. Synchronized by an electronic clock: synchronous signaling.

[From Late Latin synchronus, from Greek sunkhronos : sun-, syn- + khronos, time.]

syn′chro·nous·ly adv.
syn′chro·nous·ness n.


1. occurring at the same time; contemporaneous
2. (General Physics) physics (of periodic phenomena, such as voltages) having the same frequency and phase
3. occurring or recurring exactly together and at the same rate: the synchronous flapping of a bird's wings.
[C17: from Late Latin synchronus, from Greek sunkhronos, from syn- + khronos time]
ˈsynchronously adv
ˈsynchronousness n


(ˈsɪŋ krə nəs)

1. occurring at the same time; coinciding in time; contemporaneous; simultaneous.
2. going on at the same rate and exactly together; recurring together.
3. (of two or more electrical devices) having the same frequency or period; in phase.
[1660–70; < Late Latin synchronus < Greek sýnchronos=syn- syn- + -chronos, adj. derivative of chrónos time; see -ous]
syn′chro•nous•ly, adv.
syn′chro•nous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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"
synchronic - concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents; "synchronic linguistics"
asynchronous - not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
2.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
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


Belonging to the same period of time as another:


[ˈsɪŋkrənəs] ADJsincrónico, síncrono


adjgleichzeitig; (Comput) → synchron
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Lot 7 Supply of biomedical devices connected with synchronous and asynchronous option of placing an access portal collecting the information collected for synchronous devices and servicing of installation, configuration, training, support and maintenance.
The IDT MPC9331 PLL Clock Generator IC, for example, provides a static bypass path around its PLL so an external clock can control synchronous devices. Other clock-distribution ICs provide similar functions.
The pipelined and flowthrough versions of NoBL and standard synchronous devices are now available in 1024K x 18 and 512K x 36 configurations at 3.3-V and 2.5-V.

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