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batch processing

noun, Computers.
1.
a form of data processing in which a number of input jobs are grouped for processing during the same machine run.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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British Dictionary definitions for batch-processing

batch processing

noun
1.
manufacturing products or treating materials in batches, by passing the output of one process to subsequent processes Compare continuous processing
2.
a system by which the computer programs of a number of individual users are submitted to the computer as a single batch Compare time sharing (sense 2)
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