asynchronous

asynchronous
adjective Date: 1748 1. not synchronous 2. of, used in, or being digital 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 • asynchronously adverb

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  • Asynchronous — A*syn chro*nous, a. [Gr. ? not + synchronous.] Not simultaneous; not concurrent in time; opposed to {synchronous}. Syn: nonsynchronous, unsynchronized, unsynchronous. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Paleontology) occurring in different geologic times;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asynchronous — 1748, from a , privative prefix, + SYNCHRONOUS (Cf. synchronous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • asynchronous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not existing or occurring at the same time. DERIVATIVES asynchronously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Asynchronous — A&V Lacking synchronization. In video, a signal is asynchronous when its timing differs from that of the system reference signal. A foreign video signal is asynchronous before it is treated by a local frame synchronizer …   Audio and video glossary

  • asynchronous — asinchroninis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. asynchronous vok. Asynchron…; asynchron rus. асинхронный pranc. asynchrone …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • asynchronous — asinchroninis statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Vykstantis savu laiko ritmu, nederinamu su kitais tuo pat metu vykstančiais susijusiais procesais. Pavyzdžiui, kompiuterio išorinių įtaisų procesai vyksta asinchroniškai ↑procesoriaus… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • asynchronous —    A variable or random time interval between successive characters, operations, or events. Asynchronous data transmission provides for variable intercharacter time, but for fixed interbit time within characters. See also start/stop transmission …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

  • asynchronous — adj. [Gr. a, without; syn, together; chronos, time] Not simultaneous; not occurring at the same time …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • asynchronous — asynchronously, adv. /ay sing kreuh neuhs/, adj. 1. not occurring at the same time. 2. (of a computer or other electrical machine) having each operation started only after the preceding operation is completed. 3. Computers, Telecommunications. of …   Universalium

  • asynchronous — adjective a) Not synchronous; occurring at different times. b) allowing the client to continue during processing. Ant: synchronous …   Wiktionary

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