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ASYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION (ASYNC)

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Definition:
The transmission of a single character at a time. The common method of transmission between portable timesharing terminals and mainframes, between dumb terminals and minicomputers, and between microcomputers.

Source Publication:
United States Bureau of Census, Glossary of Selected Abbreviations and Acronyms + Linfo.org.

Hyperlink:
http://www.linfo.org/asynchronous.html

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Last updated on Wednesday, June 12, 2013