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synchronous communication

The transmission of data where each character of data is sent at a time determined by the timing of previous characters. This is in contrast to asynchronous communication.

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
48 words

... communication Interaction in which participants can communicate in real-time —without significant delays. This feature ties together the presence or absence of the producer(s) of the text and the technical features of the medium . Synchronous communication is usually interpersonal communication . ...

synchronous communication

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
25 words

...synchronous communication Communicating by text, voice, and/or video in real time, as in online chat and instant messaging , as distinct from asynchronous communication...

synchronous communication

synchronous communication  

The transmission of data where each character of data is sent at a time determined by the timing of previous characters. This is in contrast to asynchronous communication.
distance communication

distance communication  

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Media studies
1. Any interpersonal communication in which the physical gap between the participants is beyond the physiological limits of unaided human perception.2. Asynchronous communication using portable media ...
synchronous sound

synchronous sound  

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Media studies
In audiovisual media, sound cues that are exactly aligned to picture cues, primarily so that the words people speak match their mouth movements. Compare asynchronous sound.
written communication

written communication  

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Media studies
Verbal messages primarily in the form of writing (usually hand-written, typed, or printed) but which can also include images and other graphical elements. One of the two modes of communication ...
asynchronous communication

asynchronous communication  

The transmission of data over a communication medium where the time at which a character of the data is sent is not determined by the timing of the sending or receiving of a previous character. This ...
sender/receiver

sender/receiver  

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Media studies
Within transmission models of communication (and in the conduit metaphor), the participants in acts of communication (communication being presented as a linear process of sending messages to a ...
serial input/output

serial input/output  

(SIO)A method of communicating data between devices, typically a computer and its peripherals, the individual data bits being sent sequentially. Serial communication may be asynchronous, where the ...
interpersonal communication

interpersonal communication  

Communication between a minimum of two parties in which meaningful exchange is intended with the sender trying to effect a response from a person or group. The message may be received by the person ...
synchronous orbit

synchronous orbit  

An orbit of the earth made by an artificial satellite with a period exactly equal to the earth's period of rotation on its axis, i.e. 23 hours 56 minutes 4.1 seconds. If the orbit is inclined to the ...
communication technologies

communication technologies  

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Media studies
1. Equipment (and associated techniques) directly used to enable interpersonal communication (both synchronous and asynchronous); and/or the mass media. This is not quite synonymous with ‘the means ...
live

live  

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Media studies
1. In television, radio, and on the internet, any presentation that is broadcast at the same time as it is being produced and so is unedited. Liveness is an important characteristic that ...
immediacy

immediacy  

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Media studies
1. Lack of an intervening or mediating agency; unmediatedness; directness. Face-to-face interaction is often phonocentrically framed as unmediated (see also presence; social presence). However, many ...
face-to-face interaction

face-to-face interaction  

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Media studies
*Synchronous social interaction between individuals co-present in the same physical location, normally through speech and nonverbal communication. It is a particular concern in social psychology and ...
computer-mediated communication

computer-mediated communication  

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Linguistics
Those technologies used for communication where the computer plays a major part. It includes newsgroups, chat rooms, email, and computer-mediated conferencing. Often abbreviated to CMC.
co-presence

co-presence  

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Media studies
1. Most broadly, any close occurrence of different things: see also clutter; collocation; contiguity; juxtaposition.2. The simultaneous presence of individuals in the same physical location, not ...
clocking

clocking  

1 In synchronous communication networks, the use of a single time standard to control all bit transmissions and switching throughout the network. See synchronous transmission.2 In modem-terminal ...
real-time

real-time  

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Media studies
1. Events perceived as happening within the ordinary timeframe experienced by people in their everyday lives.2. A perceptual timeframe where a computer's processing time is expressed as synchronous ...
asynchronous sound

asynchronous sound  

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Media studies
(audiovisual media) Compare synchronous sound.1. Diegetic sound that is heard prior to the depiction of the action that produces it or that continues after that action is no longer onscreen. See ...

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