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Asynchronous

1. In computing, describing a process that occurs independently of other processes.

2. In telecommunications, describing two signals within a network or between two networks that are sent at different times.

3. More generally, describing two or more events that occur at a different time or something that occurs at the wrong time.
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Young fledged from SYNC and ASYNC nests differed significantly in their probabilities of being resighted (Table 7).
Model estimates suggested that young from SYNC and ASYNC broods survived at similar rates that varied between years.
Male and female parents of large SYNC and ASYNC broods provisioned their young at similar rates at 4, 8, 12, 16, and 23 d after hatching (Fig.
After raising experimental broods, parents from SYNC and ASYNC nests survived at similar rates that varied between the sexes.
Akaike's Information Criterion confirmed that the most parsimonious model for the data, ([Phi], p), had constant probabilities of resighting and survival that were not significantly different for SYNC and ASYNC females (Table 10).
Male parents of SYNC and ASYNC broods differed in resighting rates but not in survival rates (Table 11).
Female parrotlets that raised experimental SYNC first broods were equally likely to lay a second clutch as those that raised experimental ASYNC first broods.