Synchronous



adjective
1.
occurring at the same time; coinciding in time; contemporaneous; simultaneous.
2.
going on at the same rate and exactly together; recurring together.
3.
Physics, Electricity. having the same frequency and zero phase difference.
4.
Computers, Telecommunications. of, relating to, or operating using fixed-time intervals controlled by a clock (opposed to asynchronous).
5.
Aerospace. geostationary.
adjective
1.
occurring at the same time; contemporaneous
2.
(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

synchronous syn·chro·nous (sĭng’krə-nəs, sĭn’-)
adj.
Occurring or existing at the same time.

operating system, communications
1. Two or more processes that depend upon the occurrences of specific events such as common timing signals.
2. Occurring at the same time or at the same rate or with a regular or predictable time relationship or sequence.
Opposite: asynchronous.
(1996-04-11)

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