Race-condition meaning

An error condition in which two signals or sets of data collide. It can take place within a chip, a circuit, a network or an application. It can be due to a timing malfunction in the hardware or poorly written software.
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(electronics, computing) A flaw in a system or process whereby the output or result is unexpectedly and critically dependent on the sequence or timing of other events.

A race condition in writing my guest book file meant that the last person to sign wiped out all previous signatures.

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