Definition of isochronous in English:



  • 1Occurring at the same time.

    • ‘An isochronous data pipe provides a bidirectional path for data between an application and a bus structure.’
    • ‘This is not the case unless the hub supports delivery of both the standard Ethernet and isochronous channels.’
    • ‘A demultiplexer for an isochronous multiplex signal is described which signal consists of isochronous sub-signals interleaved block by block.’
    • ‘A 1394 port can support isochronous data, delivering data at a guaranteed speed.’
    • ‘The respective isochronous packets are transferred to a digital TV system through the 1394 link layer 33 and the physical layer 95.’
    1. 1.1 Occupying equal time.


Early 18th century (in the sense ‘equal in duration or in frequency’): from modern Latin isochronus (from Greek isokhronos, from isos ‘equal’ + khronos ‘time’) + -ous.