Definition Edit

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.[1]
[a] method of computer processing in which one operation is completed before the next one starts.[2]

References Edit

  1. Information Superhighway: Issues Affecting Development, at 64.
  2. Draft Comprehensive Information Assurance Dictionary 24 (1995) (full-text).

See also Edit

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