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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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The company's groundbreaking technology creates discrete "tunnels" for private conversations between two individuals, who can communicate either in real-time or asynchronously.
Students at SC Cyber will engage in their accredited curricula asynchronously, and will use interactive videos, games, 3-D graphics, avatars, discussion boards, hands-on manipulatives, language labs, and Flash animation to learn in a unique and personalized online environment.
In order to let students master the type of online discourse DOL allows, I've learned to explain just what a "discussion board" post looks like and how students can collaborate asynchronously through that discourse type.
NET AJAX Extensions makes it easy to write rich Web applications that communicate with the Web server asynchronously.
Upgrading of the protocol for data exchange in the form of ale (Application Link Enabling) asynchronously between SAP and SAP dam Civil
Because these virtual machines are stored as a disk file, if they are asynchronously mirrored to another site, then the complete system is completely mirrored in near real-time over to the business continuity site.
The implementation of SSDs as an accelerator within SANs may prove even more beneficial in the long-term as data can move asynchronously from disk to SSD to contain hot files and reduce congestion on other cached disk subsystems.
Much of the conversation between class participants occurs asynchronously, often with long delays between responses (Curtis & Lawson, 2001).
The patent titled "Control and observation of physical devices, equipment and processes by multiple users over computer networks" incorporates the ability to enable multiple users from different physical locations to access, observe, control, and manipulate physical processes either synchronously or asynchronously over computer networks
Based upon the user's identity (personal preferences and corporate role), the application asynchronously handles the scheduling and purchasing of their services.
A host-based, software-assisted data mirroring facility such as IBM's eXtended Remote Copy (XRC) utilizes a program supplied with DFSMS/MVS that monitors all updates to the local primary volumes and asynchronously applies the same updates to the remote secondary volumes.
CYA SmartReplicator provides EMC Documentum users with the ability to transfer documents, with the associated metadata, to a secondary server asynchronously making new and updated information available within minutes on the fail-over server.
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