Meaning of SYNCHRONOUS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsiŋ-krə-nəs, ˈsin- ]


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


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 contemporary

• syn·chro·nous·ly adverb

• syn·chro·nous·ness noun

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