What does ASYNC mean in Hardware?

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ASYNChronous

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What does ASYNC mean?

asynchronous(adj)
(digital communication) pertaining to a transmission technique that does not require a common clock between the communicating devices; timing signals are derived from special characters in the data stream itself

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