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

Definition of asynchronous

  1. 1 :  not simultaneous or concurrent in time :  not synchronous asynchronous sound

  2. 2 :  of, used in, or being digital (see digital 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



Origin and Etymology of asynchronous

see synchronous

First Known Use: 1748

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