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asynchronous (adj.)

"not coinciding in time," 1735, from a- (3) "not, without" + synchronous "existing or happening at the same time." Related: Asynchronicity; asynchronism (1850).

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Definitions of asynchronous from WordNet

asynchronous (adj.)
(digital communication) pertaining to a transmission technique that does not require a common clock between the communicating devices; timing signals are derived from special characters in the data stream itself;
asynchronous (adj.)
not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase;
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