mul·​ti·​core ˌməl-tē-ˈkȯr How to pronounce multicore (audio)
: having, consisting of, or involving multiple cores
multicore cables
especially : having multiple computer cores (see core entry 1 sense 1f)
a multicore processor
multicore operations

Examples of multicore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, in multicore, the OnePlus 12 beat the iPhone 14 Pro Max and came within 10% of the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Anshel Sag, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Public results available from Geekbench 5 peg the Pi 5 at a single-core score of around 650 and a multicore score of roughly 1,700. IEEE Spectrum, 10 Oct. 2023 Researchers in Japan and Australia have developed a new multicore optic fiber able to transmit a record-breaking 1.7 petabits per second, while maintaining compatibility with existing fiber infrastructure. IEEE Spectrum, 26 June 2023 Many researchers are therefore taking an interest in multicore fiber in conjunction with space-division multiplexing (SDM), a transmission technique for using multiple spatial channels in a cable. IEEE Spectrum, 26 June 2023 While Kahng’s new work also did placements for the old benchmarks, the main focus centered on three more-modern designs, two of which are newly available, including a multicore RISC-V processor. IEEE Spectrum, 4 Apr. 2023 When testing multicore performance, the Slim 7i Pro again managed to top the comparison group with a 6,045 Geekbench 5 score, seconded by the MSI machine's 5,715. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 10 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multicore was in 1900

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“Multicore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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