asyn·​chro·​nous | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈsiŋ-krə-nəs How to pronounce asynchronous (audio) , -ˈsin- \

Definition of asynchronous

1 : not simultaneous or concurrent in time : not synchronous asynchronous sound
2 : of, used in, or being digital (see digital sense 4) 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

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Other Words from asynchronous

asynchronously adverb

Examples of asynchronous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For grades 7 and 8, the additional courses are more limited, but could be taught synchronous and asynchronous. Mj Slaby, The Indianapolis Star, "Hamilton Southeastern students will offer a 100% virtual option for students in the fall," 29 Apr. 2021 After decades of sputtering adoption, during which asynchronous online learning was marginalized at the edges of higher education, real-time video filled the void left by the virus. Ann Kirschner, Forbes, "Will Fall 2021 On Campus Look A Lot Like Fall 2019?," 21 Apr. 2021 Video allowed for an expansion of asynchronous learning, something that’s accelerated with the development of learning management systems and massive open online courses. Scott Hamilton, Forbes, "How To Get All Your Employees On The Same Page," 8 Apr. 2021 These policies also outline attendance procedures for live online learning sessions and asynchronous learning. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Cleveland schools finishing up final week of phased-in return to buildings, as learning plans continue to shift," 24 Mar. 2021 LOL Programs can be used to make asynchronous video learning more meaningful too. William Arruda, Forbes, "Why The Webinar Is Dead And What Needs To Replace It," 28 Feb. 2021 Adopting asynchronous video is one way to share news and updates while allowing a team to interact on their own schedule, resulting in greater team engagement. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "15 Essential Skills Every Modern Biz Dev Leader Should Hone," 11 Mar. 2021 As school districts work out how many asynchronous versus synchronous educational hours are effective for different student populations, Zoom fatigue is a real challenge. Pamela Appea, Wired, "My Kids Struggle With Remote Learning. Here's What Could Help," 9 Mar. 2021 Shift to a more asynchronous model of work to enable new means of communication and documentation. Hari Ravichandran, Forbes, "Leadership During A Crisis 2.0," 3 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of asynchronous

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for asynchronous

see synchronous

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6 May 2021

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“Asynchronous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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