synchronous

Definitions

Astronomy

  • Adjective meaning in time: thus a geosynchronous orbit for a satellite matches the Earth’s rotation, keeping the satellite stationary in the sky from the point of view of an observer on the Earth, while a Sun-synchronous one matches the Sun’s apparent route through the sky to allow a satellite to observe the Earth consistent illumination

Computing

  • adjective which runs in sync with something else (such as a main clock)

Electronics

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