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4 definitions found
 for synchronous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Synchronous \Syn"chro*nous\, a. [Gr. ?; sy`n with + ? time. Cf.
     Chronicle.]
     Happening at the same time; simultaneous. --
     Syn"chro*nous*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  synchronous
      adj 1: occurring or existing at the same time or having the same
             period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"-
             Jour.A.M.A.; "a synchronous set of clocks"; "the
             synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight";
             "synchronous oscillations" [syn: synchronous,
             synchronal, synchronic] [ant: asynchronous]
      2: (digital communication) pertaining to a transmission
         technique that requires a common clock signal (a timing
         reference) between the communicating devices in order to
         coordinate their transmissions [ant: asynchronous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "synchronous":
     accompanying, accordant, according, affirmative, agreeable,
     agreeing, answerable, associate, associated, assonant, assonantal,
     at one, at one with, attuned, blended, blending, chiming, coacting,
     coactive, coadunate, coetaneous, coeval, coexistent, coexisting,
     coherent, coincident, coinciding, collaborative, collective,
     collusive, combined, combining, commensurate, compatible,
     concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, concurring,
     conformable, congenial, congruent, congruous, conjoint,
     consentaneous, consentient, consilient, consistent, consonant,
     conspiratorial, contemporaneous, cooperant, cooperating,
     cooperative, coordinate, correspondent, corresponding, coworking,
     en rapport, equivalent, harmonic, harmonious, harmonizing,
     homophonic, in accord, in agreement, in chorus, in concert,
     in concord, in phase, in rapport, in step, in sync,
     in synchronization, in tempo, in time, in tune, in unison,
     inaccordance, inharmony, joint, like-minded, meeting, monodic,
     monophonic, of a piece, of like mind, of one mind, on all fours,
     on the beat, parasitic, positive, proportionate, reconcilable,
     saprophytic, self-consistent, simultaneous, symbiotic, symphonious,
     synchronal, synchronic, synchronized, synergetic, synergic,
     synergistic, tuned, unanimous, uniform, unisonant, unisonous,
     united, uniting
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  synchronous
  
      1. Two or more processes
     that depend upon the occurrences of specific events such as
     common timing signals.
  
     2. Occurring at the same time or at the same rate or with a
     regular or predictable time relationship or sequence.
  
     Opposite: asynchronous.
  
     (1996-04-11)
  

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