In step or in phase, as applied to two or more devices. A system in which all events occur in a predetermined timed sequence.

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  • Synchronous — Syn chro*nous, a. [Gr. ?; sy n with + ? time. Cf. {Chronicle}.] Happening at the same time; simultaneous. {Syn chro*nous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • synchronous — index concurrent (at the same time), congruous, contemporaneous, simultaneous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • synchronous — *coeval, coetaneous, contemporaneous, *contemporary, simultaneous, coincident, concomitant, concurrent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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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