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  1. [physics] Occurring together, or at the same time.
  2. [data transfer] In data transmission, precisely timed and steady transmission of information that allows for higher rates of data exchange.
  3. [programming] In programming, a series of actions or events that must occur in a specified sequence. For example, a program that launches another program and waits for it to finish before continuing is said to be synchronous.

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