[ sing-kruh-nuh s ]
/ ˈsɪŋ krə nəs /
occurring at the same time; coinciding in time; contemporaneous; simultaneous.
going on at the same rate and exactly together; recurring together.
Physics, Electricity. having the same frequency and zero phase difference.
Computers, Telecommunications. of, relating to, or operating using fixed-time intervals controlled by a clock (opposed to asynchronous).
Words nearby synchronous
Origin of synchronous
OTHER WORDS FROM synchronous
syn·chro·nous·ly, adverbsyn·chro·nous·ness, nounnon·syn·chro·nous, adjectivenon·syn·chro·nous·ly, adverb
non·syn·chro·nous·ness, nounun·syn·chro·nous, adjectiveun·syn·chro·nous·ly, adverbun·syn·chro·nous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsynchronous
/ (ˈsɪŋkrənəs) /
occurring at the same time; contemporaneous
physics (of periodic phenomena, such as voltages) having the same frequency and phase
occurring or recurring exactly together and at the same ratethe synchronous flapping of a bird's wings
Derived forms of synchronoussynchronously, adverbsynchronousness, noun
Word Origin for synchronous
C17: from Late Latin synchronus, from Greek sunkhronos, from syn- + khronos time
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Medical definitions for nonsynchronous
[ sĭng′krə-nəs, sĭn′- ]
Occurring or existing at the same time.
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