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Adjective: asynchronous  ey'sing-kru-nus
  1. (digital communication) pertaining to a transmission technique that does not require a common clock between the communicating devices; timing signals are derived from special characters in the data stream itself
  2. Not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase

See also: allochronic, anachronic, anachronistic, anachronous, in series, nonparallel, nonsynchronous, serial, unsynchronised [Brit], unsynchronized, unsynchronous

Antonym: synchronous

Encyclopedia: Asynchronous