synchronous

Definitions

0 Vote up! adjective. Occurring or existing at the same time. See Synonyms at contemporary.
0 Vote up! adjective. Moving or operating at the same rate.
0 Vote up! adjective. Having identical periods.
0 Vote up! adjective. Having identical period and phase.
0 Vote up! adjective. At the same time, at the same frequency.
0 Vote up! adjective. Happening at the same time; simultaneous.
0 Vote up! others. Happening at the same time; simultaneous.
0 Vote up! others. In electricity, in step with the alternations of the current.
0 Vote up! adjective. occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
0 Vote up! adjective. (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

Usage

0 Vote up! Lots of times words get perverted, too -- computer scientists who talk of "synchronous processes" have no idea what the actual definition in English of "synchronous" is -- they think it means "synchronized" -- and when they call putting millions of transistors on a tiny chip and call it Very Large Scale Integration, they're turned the phrase "large scale" on its very head.
0 Vote up! What a lot of them didn't realize is that with green threads, if you call a synchronous networking API, you're blocking all your threads, not just one of them.
0 Vote up! I wrote it early in 1945 and it was published in Wireless World in October, just after the war had ended, and it laid down the principles which now determine the world's communication system, the idea that you'd have satellites poised at such a height above the earth that they remained stationery in the sky and so-called synchronous, or geostationary, orbit.
0 Vote up! This is why the motor is called a synchronous motor.
0 Vote up! However, this tillering is non-synchronous, that is, tillering development lags behind that of the main stem.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! SAME+CHRONUS...chronusmeans time...hence synchronous means existing or occurring at the same time.....

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic "SAME+CHRONUS...chronusmeans time...hence synchronous means existing or occurring at the same time....." 3 years 4 months ago.