A type of encryption where the same key is used to encrypt and decrypt the message. This differs from asymmetric (or public-key) encryption, which uses one key to encrypt a message and another to decrypt the message.
- Symmetric-Key Cryptography
An encryption system in which the sender and receiver of a message share a single, common key that is used to encrypt and decrypt the message. Contrast this with public-key cryptology, which utilizes two keys – a public key to encrypt messages and a private key to decrypt them. Symmetric-key systems are simpler and faster, […]
Derived from the words synchronize, synchronous, and electricity, the term synchicity is a slang term used to describe a seamless playback of parallel multimedia streams without jittering or interruption. The term is often used in film-making and multimedia circles to describe the degree of synchronization between separate multimedia sources : voice, music, video, or animation.
)Occurring at regular intervals. The opposite of synchronous is asynchronous. Most communication between computers and devices is asynchronous — it can occur at any time and at irregular intervals. Communication within a computer, however, is usually synchronous and is governed by the microprocessor clock. Signals along the bus, for example, can occur only at specific […]
- synchronous groupware
Groupware that works in real-time allowing multiple participants to collaborate in groups at the same time. Examples of synchronous groupware include whiteboarding, text-based chat systems or videoconferencing. Contrast with asynchronous groupware.
The verb form of syndication.