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synchronous adj
1 occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.; "a synchronous set of clocks"; "the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight"; "synchronous oscillations" [syn: synchronal, synchronic] [ant: asynchronous]
2 (digital communication) pertaining to a transmission technique that requires a common clock signal (a timing reference) between the communicating devices in order to coordinate their transmissions [ant: asynchronous]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. At the same time, at the same frequency.


Extensive Definition

Synchronicity or synchronous can refer to the following meanings:

See also

synchronous in German: Synchronicity

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