Asynchronous describes a method of executing code in the background of an application. Asynchronous timing allows API code execution to run independently, permitting longer-running processes to run in parallel or to be off-loaded until the network has available bandwidth, freeing up the UI thread so the app remains responsive to user interaction. The results of this executed code (if any) are returned upon completion.

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