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English adjective: synchronous

1. synchronous occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase

SamplesRecovery was synchronous with therapy.
A synchronous set of clocks.
The synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight.
Synchronous oscillations.

Synonymssynchronal, synchronic

Similarco-occurrent, coetaneous, coeval, coexistent, coexisting, coincident, coincidental, coinciding, concurrent, contemporaneous, contemporaneous, contemporary, cooccurring, parallel, simultaneous, synchronic, synchronised, synchronized

See alsosynchronic


2. synchronous (digital communication) pertaining to a transmission technique that requires a common clock signal (a timing reference) between the communicating devices in order to coordinate their transmissions


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