Asynchronous operation is
|“||an operation that proceeds independently of any timing mechanism, such as a clock. In communications, for example, two modems communicating asynchronously rely upon each one sending the other start and stop signals in order to pace the exchange of information.||”|
|“||[a] method of computer processing in which one operation is completed before the next one starts.||”|
- ↑ Information Superhighway: Issues Affecting Development, at 64.
- ↑ Draft Comprehensive Information Assurance Dictionary 24 (1995) (full-text).