Definition of multiprocessing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌməltēˈpräsəsiNG/
Pronunciation: /ˌməltīˈpräsəsiNG/
(also multiprogramming)


The running of two or more programs or sequences of instructions simultaneously by a computer with more than one central processor.
Example sentences
  • Symmetric multiprocessing set-ups usually involve dual configurations, although more processors can be catered for.
  • Symmetrical multiprocessing and superclustering are not new concepts, of course.
  • In multiprocessing operating systems such as Linux, the system never is dormant.

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Syllabification: mul·ti·proc·ess·ing

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