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asynchronous transmission[ā′siŋ·krə·nəs ‚tranz′mish·ən]
Data transmission in which each character contains its own start and stop pulses and there is no control over the time between characters.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
asynchronous transmissionThe transmission of data in which each character is a self-contained unit with its own start and stop bits. Intervals between characters may be uneven. It is the common method of transmission between a computer and an analog modem, although the modem may switch to synchronous transmission to communicate with the other modem. Also called "start/stop transmission." Contrast with synchronous transmission.
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