Etymology
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synchronous (adj.)

1660s, "existing or happening at the same time," from Late Latin synchronus "simultaneous," from Greek synkhronos "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. Related: Synchronously.

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Definitions of synchronous

synchronous (adj.)
occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.;
the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight
synchronous oscillations
a synchronous set of clocks
Synonyms: synchronal / synchronic
synchronous (adj.)
(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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