synchronous idle character

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In a synchronous transmission system, such as an electronic or fiber optic synchronous transmission system, a transmission control character that ensures synchronism is achieved usually by means of synchronous correction between data terminal equipment (DTE), particularly when no other character is being transmitted. Common abbreviationSYN character.See alsocharacter, data terminal equipment, fiber optic transmission system, idle character, signal, synchronism, synchronous, synchronous correction, synchronous transmission, transmission control character, transmission system, transmit.