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Discussion on: What is async?

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Adam Crockett

All the clocks of the world tick asynchronously when placed next to each other. But all clocks synchronously tick 1 second at a time.

Async is a keyword that features in many programming languages, it generally is a marker stating that you should wait until the data arrives then for example all the clocks must strike 12 before we do anything with that data. This likely differs between languages.