- 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).
- Aerospace. geostationary.
Origin of synchronous
Related Words for synchronouslyclosely, combined, commonly, concurrently, jointly, mutually, simultaneously, unanimously, coincidentally, collectively, concertedly, concomitantly, contemporaneously, synchronically, unitedly
Examples from the Web for synchronously
Historical Examples of synchronously
Study, of course, but synchronously—letting the work be its own exercises.Ex Voto
Mixed conditions in the remains of a locality are often due to the presence of different peoples, synchronously or otherwise.Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley
William H. Holmes
We have already seen that synchronously with this intellectual there was a moral impulse coming into play.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)
John William Draper
Synchronously with the process of ovulation, there commences the monthly function of menstruation.Woman
William J. Robinson
In 1897 a general census was taken as synchronously throughout the empire as was found possible.
- 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
Word Origin for synchronous
Word Origin and History for synchronously
1660s, "existing or happening at the same time," from Late Latin synchronus "simultaneous," from Greek synchronos "happening at the same time," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + khronos "time" (see chrono-). Meaning "recurring at the same successive instants of time" is attested from 1670s.
- Occurring or existing at the same time.