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1. pertaining to asynchronism.
Etymology: Gk, a + synchronos, not simultaneous
(of an event or device) a computer operation in one command performed in response to a signal that the previous command has been completed. One operation is completed before the next is initiated.
asynchronism(ā″sing′krŏ-nizm) [ ¹an- + synchronism]
1. The failure of events to occur in time with each other as they usually do.
2. Incoordination.asynchronous (-nŭs), adjective