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synchronous

[ sing-kruh-nuhs ]
/ ˈsɪŋ krə nəs /
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adjective
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Origin of synchronous

First recorded in 1660–70; from Late Latin synchronus, from Greek sýnchronos, equivalent to syn- “with, together +chrón(os) “time” + -os adjective suffix; see syn-, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for synchronous

synchronous
/ (ˈsɪŋkrənəs) /

adjective
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 synchronous

synchronously, 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 synchronous

synchronous
[ sĭngkrə-nəs, sĭn- ]

adj.
Occurring or existing at the same time.
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