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asynchronous communications[ā′siŋ·krə·nəs kə‚myü·nə′kā·shənz]
The transmission and recognition of a single character at a time.
asynchronous communications(1) See asynchronous transmission.
(2) The non-interactive communication between people using e-mail and text messaging. The interval between receiving and responding to messages varies considerably, from seconds to days. Contrast with chat and video calling.