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multithreading Syllabification: mul·ti·thread·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈməltiˈTHrediNG/ /ˈməltī-/

Definition of multithreading in English:


A technique by which a single set of code can be used by several processors at different stages of execution.
Example sentences
  • But unlike its predecessor, the Power5 processor includes simultaneous multithreading technology, making it possible to run a total of four software threads per chip.
  • Powerful computer operating systems using Microsoft Windows, OS / 2 and Unix support multithreading and multitasking and helped SCSI devices gain in popularity.
  • Video game programmers could make hay with multithreading, too, building more sophisticated artificial intelligence engines while simultaneously creating a more realistic 3D environment, he adds.


Pronunciation: /-ˈTHredəd/
Example sentences
  • However, as more client applications become multithreaded, dual-core processors will make sense in all product lines, he says.
  • These multicore processor-powered boxes are built to run multithreaded software - in particular Java application servers and other virtual machine-happy apps.
  • In short: the user will benefit from a dual core processor when he or she is running multithreaded software or working in a true multitasking environment.
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