asynchronous

[ey-sing-kruh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
not occurring at the same time.
2.
(of a computer or other electrical machine) having each operation started only after the preceding operation is completed.
3.
Computers, Telecommunications. of or pertaining to operation without the use of fixed time intervals (opposed to synchronous ).

Origin:
1740–50; a-6 + synchronous

asynchronously, adverb
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asynchronism (æˈsɪŋkrəˌnɪzəm, eɪ-)
 
n
a lack of synchronism; occurrence at different times
 
a'synchronous
 
adj
 
a'synchronously
 
adv

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asynchronous
1748, from a-, privative prefix, + synchronous.
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Example sentences
However, the first batch of nano ants had a programming flaw that caused them to fall asleep and wake up asynchronously.
The eggs hatch asynchronously and fledging occurs about a month later.
The system can be accessed either synchronously or asynchronously.
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