multiprocessing

noun
mul·​ti·​pro·​cess·​ing | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈprä-ˌse-siŋ How to pronounce multiprocessing (audio) , -ˌtī-, -ˈprō-, -sə-siŋ \

Definition of multiprocessing

: the processing of several computer programs at the same time especially by a computer system with two or more processors sharing a single memory

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Other Words from multiprocessing

multiprocessor \ ˌməl-​tē-​ˈprä-​ˌse-​sər How to pronounce multiprocessor (audio) , -​ˌtī-​ , -​ˈprō-​ , -​sə-​sər \ noun

Examples of multiprocessing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The same low-memory scheduler is also available in a variant designed for symmetric multiprocessing systems with multiple processors running in parallel. Jacek Krywko, Ars Technica, "Definitely not Windows 95: What operating systems keep things running in space?," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of multiprocessing

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Multiprocessing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiprocessing. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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