Asynchronous Definition

adjective

Not synchronous; occurring at different times.

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(computing, of a request or a message) Allowing the client to continue during processing.
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(computing, communication) Having many actions occurring at a time, in any order, without waiting for each other; the style of communication used by Ajax.

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From Latin and Greek origins, asynchronous translates as not together with time. Referring to signals or events that bear no relationship to timing and, therefore, can be considered occurring at random instants and, for recurring events, at random intervals. See also asynchronous transmission and synchronous.

Webster's New World Telecom
Asynchronous refers to transmission of data through networks, and the transmission is not governed by specific timing requirements on the transmission end. Asynchronous transmission is used on a byte level as well as on the level of entire messages.
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