occurring at the same time; coinciding in time; contemporaneous; simultaneous.
going on at the same rate and exactly together; recurring together.
Physics, Electricity. having the same frequency and zero phase difference.
Computers, Telecommunications. of, relating to, or operating using fixed-time intervals controlled by a clock (opposed to asynchronous).
occurring at the same time; contemporaneous
(physics) (of periodic phenomena, such as voltages) having the same frequency and phase
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’-)
Occurring or existing at the same time.
noun 1. former name of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. Abbreviation: SMS.
noun, Electricity. 1. a synchronous machine that acts as a motor. synchronous motor noun 1. an alternating-current motor that runs at a speed that is equal to or is a multiple of the frequency of the supply
- Synchronous optical network
networking (SONET) A broadband networking standard based on point-to-point optical fibre networks. SONET will provide a high-bandwidth “pipe” to support ATM-based services. The SONET standard will establish a digital hierarchical network with a consistent worldwide transport scheme. SONET has been designed to take advantage of fibre, in contrast to the plain old telephone system which […]
- Synchronous orbit
noun 1. (astronautics) an orbit in which the orbital period of a satellite is identical to the spin period of the central body synchronous orbit An orbit of a satellite around a rotating body, such that one orbit is completed in the time it takes for the body to make one revolution on its own […]