From Ancient Greek ἴσος (ísos, equal) + Ancient Greek χρόνος (khrónos, time) +‎ -ous.


isochronous (not comparable)

  1. Happening at regular intervals; isochronal.
  2. Happening at the same time; simultaneous.
    • 1833, R. J. Bertin, Charles W. Chauncy, transl., Treatise on the Diseases of the Heart, and Great Vessels, Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blnachard, page 179:
      We observed, on attentive examination, the following phenomena: cough, with sense of constriction in the middle of the chest; orthopnœa, threatening suffocation; face violet coloured; lips swollen; beatings of the jugular veins isochronous with those of the carotid arteries; palpitation; []
  3. (computing) Of or pertaining to the use of clocks derived from the same clock reference.
    Their entire national telephone network is isochronous, with a clock distribution tree radiating from a single, protected cesium reference clock.
  4. (computing) of or pertaining to data associated with time-sensitive applications.
    These packets belong to an isochronous voice application and need priority handling.



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