multiprocessing

noun
mul·ti·pro·cess·ing | \-ˈprä-ˌse-siŋ, -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

Other Words from multiprocessing

multiprocessor \-sər \ noun

First Known Use of multiprocessing

1961, in the meaning defined above

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