adjective Etymology: Late Latin synchronos, from Greek, from syn- + chronos time Date: 1669 1. happening, existing, or arising at precisely the same time 2. recurring or operating at exactly the same periods 3. involving or indicating synchronism 4. a. having the same period; also having the same period and phase b. geostationary 5. of, used in, or being digital communication (as between computers) in which a common timing signal is established that dictates when individual bits can be transmitted and which allows for very high rates of data transfer Synonyms: see contemporarysynchronously adverbsynchronousness noun

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  • synchronous — 1660s, existing or happening at the same time, from L.L. synchronus simultaneous, from Gk. synchronos happening at the same time, from syn together + khronos time. Meaning recurring at the same successive instants of time is attested from 1670s …   Etymology dictionary

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  • synchronous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) existing or occurring at the same time. 2) referring to a satellite which revolves in its orbit in exactly the same time as the primary body rotates on its axis. DERIVATIVES synchronously adverb. ORIGIN Greek sunkhronos, from sun… …   English terms dictionary

  • synchronous — [siŋ′krənəs, sin′krənəs] adj. [LL synchronus < Gr synchronos: see SYNCHRONIZE] 1. happening at the same time; occurring together; simultaneous 2. having the same period between movements, occurrences, etc.; having the same rate and phase, as… …   English World dictionary

  • synchronous — syn|chro|nous [ˈsıŋkrənəs] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: synchronos, from Greek, from syn ( SYN ) + chronos time ] if two or more things are synchronous, they happen at the same time or work at the same speed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • synchronous — adjective a synchronous signal on a computer is one in which the time between one bit 1 (12) and the next is the same …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • synchronous — sinchroninis statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Vykstantis tuo pačiu laiko ritmu, kaip ir kiti tuo pat metu vykstantys susiję procesai. Pavyzdžiui, procesai, vykstantys procesoriuje, yra sinchroniniai. Juos sinchronizuoja taktų generatorius …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • synchronous —    Having a constant time interval between successive bits, characters, or vents. Most mainframes use synchronous communications …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

  • synchronous — adj. (often foll. by with) existing or occurring at the same time. Phrases and idioms: synchronous motor Electr. a motor having a speed exactly proportional to the current frequency. Derivatives: synchronously adv. Etymology: LL synchronus f. Gk… …   Useful english dictionary

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