multiprogramming

noun
mul·ti·pro·gram·ming | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈprō-ˌgra-miŋ , -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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