isochronous (adj.) 1706, with suffix -OUS (Cf. -ous), from Mod.L. isochronus, from Gk. isokhronos "equal in time," from iso- "equal" + khronos "time." Earlier in same sense was isochronal (1670s).

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  • Isochronous — From Greek iso, equal + chronos, time. It literally means to occur at the same time or at equal time intervals. The term is used in different technical contexts.*In telecommunication, isochronous has the following meanings: #Of a periodic signal …   Wikipedia

  • Isochronous — I*soch ro*nous, a. [Gr. ?; i sos equal + ? time.] Same as {Isochronal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isochronous — adjective a) happening at regular intervals Their entire national telephone network is isochronous, with a clock distribution tree radiating from a single, protected cesium reference clock. b) happening at the same time; isochronal These packets… …   Wiktionary

  • isochronous — adjective Etymology: Greek isochronos Date: 1706 isochronal • isochronously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • isochronous — isochronously, adv. /uy sok reuh neuhs/, adj. isochronal. [1700 10; < NL isochronus. See ISOCHRONAL, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • isochronous — Occurring during the same time. * * * isoch·ro·nous (i sokґrə nəs) [iso + chrono + ous] 1. performed in equal times; said of motions, vibrations, or waves occurring at the same time and being equal in duration. 2. of ciliary beating,… …   Medical dictionary

  • isochronous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Happening or appearing at regular intervals: cyclic, cyclical, isochronal, periodic, periodical, recurrent. Idiom: like clockwork. See REPETITION …   English dictionary for students

  • isochronous — adj. isochronal, equal in time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • isochronous — [ʌɪ sɒkrənəs] adjective 1》 occurring at the same time. 2》 occupying equal time. Derivatives isochronously adverb Origin C18: from mod. L. isochronus (from Gk isokhronos, from isos equal + khronos time ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • isochronous — isoch·ro·nous …   English syllables