Synchronous vs Synchronization - What's the difference?

synchronous | synchronization |


As an adjective synchronous

is at the same time, at the same frequency.

As a noun synchronization is

the state or property of being synchronized.

synchronous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • At the same time, at the same frequency.
  • (computing, of communication) Single-threaded; blocking; occurring in the same thread as other computations, thereby preventing those computations from resuming until the communication is complete.
  • Synonyms

    * (at the same time or frequency) * (single-threaded)

    Antonyms

    * (at the same time or frequency) * (single-threaded)

    synchronization

    Alternative forms

    * synchronisation (Commonwealth English)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The state or property of being synchronized.
  • The generator went off line when it lost synchronization with the power line.
  • * 2012 , Staff (Max Planck Institute), Study: Solar and wind energy may stabilize the power grid , R&D Magazine, online:
  • Synchronization , the coordinated dynamics of many units to the same timing is found throughout the natural world.
  • (military) The arrangement of military actions in time, space, and purpose to produce maximum relative combat power at a decisive place and time.
  • (military) In the intelligence context, application of intelligence sources and methods in concert with the operation plan. (JP 2-0); (JP 1-02)
  • Synonyms

    * synchroneity, synchronicity