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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase;
- Example: "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.
- Example: "a synchronous set of clocks"
- Example: "the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight"
- Example: "synchronous oscillations"
[syn: synchronous, synchronal, synchronic]

2. (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;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Synchronous \Syn"chro*nous\, a. [Gr. ?; sy`n with + ? time. Cf. Chronicle.] Happening at the same time; simultaneous. -- Syn"chro*nous*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

synchronous adj 1: occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.; "a synchronous set of clocks"; "the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight"; "synchronous oscillations" [syn: synchronous, synchronal, synchronic] [ant: asynchronous] 2: (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 [ant: asynchronous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "synchronous": accompanying, accordant, according, affirmative, agreeable, agreeing, answerable, associate, associated, assonant, assonantal, at one, at one with, attuned, blended, blending, chiming, coacting, coactive, coadunate, coetaneous, coeval, coexistent, coexisting, coherent, coincident, coinciding, collaborative, collective, collusive, combined, combining, commensurate, compatible, concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, concurring, conformable, congenial, congruent, congruous, conjoint, consentaneous, consentient, consilient, consistent, consonant, conspiratorial, contemporaneous, cooperant, cooperating, cooperative, coordinate, correspondent, corresponding, coworking, en rapport, equivalent, harmonic, harmonious, harmonizing, homophonic, in accord, in agreement, in chorus, in concert, in concord, in phase, in rapport, in step, in sync, in synchronization, in tempo, in time, in tune, in unison, inaccordance, inharmony, joint, like-minded, meeting, monodic, monophonic, of a piece, of like mind, of one mind, on all fours, on the beat, parasitic, positive, proportionate, reconcilable, saprophytic, self-consistent, simultaneous, symbiotic, symphonious, synchronal, synchronic, synchronized, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, tuned, unanimous, uniform, unisonant, unisonous, united, uniting
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

synchronous 1. Two or more processes that depend upon the occurrences of specific events such as common timing signals. 2. Occurring at the same time or at the same rate or with a regular or predictable time relationship or sequence. Opposite: asynchronous. (1996-04-11)