mul·​ti·​pro·​cess·​ing ˌməl-tē-ˈprä-ˌse-siŋ How to pronounce multiprocessing (audio)
: the processing of several computer programs at the same time especially by a computer system with two or more processors sharing a single memory
ˌməl-tē-ˈprä-ˌse-sər How to pronounce multiprocessing (audio)

Example Sentences

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, 2 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiprocessing was in 1961

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“Multiprocessing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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