Sync vs Async - What's the difference?

sync | async |


In computing|lang=en terms the difference between sync and async

is that sync is (computing) to flush all pending operations to disk while async is (computing) asynchronous.

As a noun sync

is synchronization.

As a verb sync

is to synchronize.

As an adjective async is

(computing) asynchronous.

sync

English

(wikipedia sync)

Alternative forms

* synch

Noun

(en noun)
  • Synchronization.
  • Harmony.
  • Verb

  • To synchronize.
  • (computing) To flush all pending operations to disk.
  • See also

    * in sync English clippings

    async

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (computing) Asynchronous.
  • * 2002 , Peter Dibble, Real-time Java platform programming
  • The tradeoff is that the first time an async event causes a scheduling point, it incurs the thread creation overhead that it has avoided.

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