November 20, 2013  |   Posted by :   |     |   Comments Off on Asynchronous»


Definition: Asynchronous describes events that are not coordinated in time.

What This Means: To the user of an information system, this is almost irrelevant. Whether a piece of information travels by its own schedule or in sync with others is for the techies to determine. Some examples of asynchronous communications are exchanging email messages with someone, starting a new task on the computer before the last task has finished running, and using to keep multiple applications up to date. (Contrast with Synchronous.)


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