Synchronous Definition

sĭngkrə-nəs, sĭn-
Happening at the same time; occurring together; simultaneous.
Webster's New World
Moving or operating at the same rate.
Synchronous motors.
American Heritage
Having the same period between movements, occurrences, etc.; having the same rate and phase, as vibrations.
Webster's New World
Having identical periods.
American Heritage
Designating or of a machine, specif. an alternating-current motor, generator, or converter, whose normal operating speed is exactly proportional to the frequency of the current in the circuit to which it is connected.
Webster's New World

Origin of Synchronous

  • From Late Latin synchronus from Greek sunkhronos sun- syn- khronos time

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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