asynchronous

[ ey-sing-kruh-nuh s ]
/ eɪˈsɪŋ krə nəs /

adjective

not occurring at the same time.
(of a computer or other electrical machine) having each operation started only after the preceding operation is completed.
Computers, Telecommunications. of or relating to operation without the use of fixed time intervals (opposed to synchronous).

RELATED WORDS

Origin of asynchronous

First recorded in 1740–50; a-6 + synchronous

Related forms

a·syn·chro·nous·ly, adverb
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