iso·​chro·​nous ī-ˈsä-krə-nəs How to pronounce isochronous (audio)
isochronously adverb

Examples of isochronous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While a beat is generally an isochronous, steady pulse, the rhythm is the relationship between events like notes, clicks, or drum beats. Sara Harrison, Wired, 21 Dec. 2021 Intel’s also revealing Thursday that Tiger Lake contains a dedicated isochronous data path to the display, which presumably the company will detail later. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 13 Aug. 2020 IEEE 1394, an interface standard boasting high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer—is one of the most tragic tales in the history of computer technology. Richard C. Moss, Ars Technica, 22 June 2017 To enable this mixed use, Teener and James—who had also joined Apple—invented an isochronous transport method—meaning transfers at regular intervals. Richard C. Moss, Ars Technica, 22 June 2017

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Word History


Greek isochronos

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of isochronous was in 1706

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Cite this Entry

“Isochronous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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