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homochronous (not comparable)
- (telecommunications) Of two signals, such that their corresponding significant instants are displaced by a constant interval of time.
1969, White Book, volume 3, International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee:
- In fact, the various multiplexes in the network are homochronous.
1980, Glossary of telecommunication terms, United States Federal Supply Service, page 55:
- Two signals having different nominal signaling rates, and not stemming from the same clock or from homochronous clocks are usually heterochronous.
- Occurring at the same time.
1958, J. R. H. McWhae, The Stratigraphy of Western Australia, page 129:
- Broken lateritic pisolites in the lower part of the Nadarra Formation show that it is homochronous with, or post-dates, the main laterite development.
1989, Seeing contour and colour: based on the proceedings of the Third International Symposium of the Northern Eye Institute, Manchester, UK, 9-13 August 1987:
- Five events in the developing geniculocortical pathway were found to be homochronous (that is, they occur at the same stage of the Caecal Period ± 4% CP— in all species).
2011, Georg Simmel, The View of Life: Four Metaphysical Essays with Journal Aphorisms:
- Regardless of what genetic or homochronous relationship exists between love and sensual desire, they have nothing to do with each other in respect to their meaning and as phenomena.
- (pathology, of a disease, dated) Occurring at the same age in successive generations.
1894, A Practical Manual of Mental Medicine, page 39:
- Hereditary insanity may appear in children at the same time that it appeared in the parent, and it is then called homochronous.
1936, The Eugenics Review, volume 27, page 104:
- Homochronous and homologous manifestations of hereditary diseases
1947, E. Munksgaard, Leber's Disease; a Genealogic, Genetic and Clinical Study of 101 Cases of Retrobulbar Optic Neuritis in 20 Danish Families:
- Hereditary glaucoma belongs to the so-called homochronous diseases, by which is actually understood a herditary disease which manifests itself within a certain period of life.