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asynchronous

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adjective asyn·chro·nous \(ˌ)ā-ˈsiŋ-krə-nəs, -ˈsin-\

Definition of asynchronous

  1. 1 :  not synchronous

  2. 2 :  of, used in, or being digital communication (as between computers) in which there is no timing requirement for transmission and in which the start of each character is individually signaled by the transmitting device

asyn·chro·nous·ly adverb


1748

First Known Use of asynchronous

1748

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