asynchronous

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a- +‎ synchronous

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asynchronous (not comparable)

  1. Not synchronous; occurring at different times.
    • 2013, Al Cooper, Sex and the Internet: A Guide Book for Clinicians, page 215:
      These cyberforums are asynchronous; that is, contributors post (i.e., publish a text message) without the need for fellow communicants to be online at the same time.
  2. (computing, of a request or a message) Allowing the client to continue during processing.
  3. (computing, communication) Having many actions occurring at a time, in any order, without waiting for each other.

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