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 interconnection, the use of a timing signal to indicate when data can be properly transferred between the modem and the terminal device. The signal is usually from the modem to the terminal, although in some cases it can be the reverse.
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