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multiprogramming

[muhl-tee-proh-gram-ing, -gruh-ming, muhl-tahy-] /ˌmʌl tiˈproʊ græm ɪŋ, -grə mɪŋ, ˌmʌl taɪ-/
noun, Computers.
1.
the overlapped or interleaved execution of two or more programs by a single CPU.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; multi- + program + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for multi-programming

multiprogramming

/ˌmʌltɪˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ/
noun
1.
a time-sharing technique by which several computer programs are each run for a short period in rotation
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