synchronous


syn·chro·nous

adjective \ˈsiŋ-krə-nəs, ˈsin-\

: happening, moving, or existing at the same time

Full Definition of SYNCHRONOUS

1
:  happening, existing, or arising at precisely the same time
2
:  recurring or operating at exactly the same periods
3
:  involving or indicating synchronism
4
a :  having the same period; also :  having the same period and phase
b :  geostationary
5
:  of, used in, or being digital communication (as between computers) in which a common timing signal is established that dictates when individual bits can be transmitted and which allows for very high rates of data transfer
syn·chro·nous·ly adverb
syn·chro·nous·ness noun

Examples of SYNCHRONOUS

  1. <the synchronous arrival of a baby sister and loss of a beloved grandmother strongly affected the child>

Origin of SYNCHRONOUS

Late Latin synchronos, from Greek, from syn- + chronos time
First Known Use: 1669

syn·chro·nous

adjective \ˈsiŋ-krə-nəs, ˈsin-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYNCHRONOUS

1
: happening, existing, or arising at precisely the same time
2
: recurring or operating at exactly the same periods
3
: having the same period; also : having the same period and phase
syn·chro·nous·ly adverb

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