synchronous

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σύγχρονος (súnkhronos, contemporaneous), from σῠν- (sun-, with, together) + χρόνος (khrónos, time).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪŋkɹənəs/

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synchronous (comparative more synchronous, superlative most synchronous)

  1. At the same time, at the same frequency.
    Synonyms: simultaneous, in phase, in synch, in step
    Antonyms: asynchronous, antisynchronous
  2. (computing, of communication) Single-threaded; blocking; occurring in the same thread as other computations, thereby preventing those computations from resuming until the communication is complete.
    Synonyms: blocking, modal, single-threaded
    Antonym: asynchronous

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