multiprogramming

noun
mul·​ti·​pro·​gram·​ming | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈprō-ˌgra-miŋ How to pronounce multiprogramming (audio) , -ˌtī-, -grə- \

Definition of multiprogramming

: the technique of utilizing several programs concurrently in a single computer system via multiprocessing

First Known Use of multiprogramming

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Multiprogramming.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiprogramming. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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