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Meaning of synchronous

syn•chro•nous

Pronunciation: (sing'kru-nus), [key]
— adj.
  1. occurring at the same time; coinciding in time; contemporaneous; simultaneous.
  2. going on at the same rate and exactly together; recurring together.
  3. having the same frequency and zero phase difference.
  4. of, pertaining to, or operating using fixed-time intervals controlled by a clock (opposed to asynchronous).
  5. geostationary.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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