synchronous

[ sing-kruh-nuhs ]
/ ˈsɪŋ krə nəs /

adjective

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.

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Origin of synchronous

1660–70; <Late Latin synchronus<Greek sýnchronos, equivalent to syn-syn- + chrón(os) time + -os adj. suffix; see -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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