noun[usually as modifier] Computing
- A command to an operating system or server for a job that is to be executed at a specified time: a cron jobMore example sentences
- All we need to do is run the client script on the testing servers as a cron job.
- On-line updating can now be set up as a cron job to reach out to the server of your choice at the time of your choosing, check for available updates and download and install them without user interaction.
- A cron job automation example to handle this is explained later in this article.
1990s: from chronological.