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[muhl-tee-pros-es-ing, -uh-sing or, esp. British, -proh-ses-ing, -suh-sing] /ˈmʌl tiˌprɒs ɛs ɪŋ, -ə sɪŋ or, esp. British, -ˌproʊ sɛs ɪŋ, -sə sɪŋ/
noun, Computers.
the simultaneous execution of two or more programs or instruction sequences by separate CPUs under integrated control.
1930-35; multi- + process + -ing1
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multiprocessor, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • It isn't going to instantaneously scale up to a robust multiprocessing data path and achieve high instructions per clock.
  • In fact, it is difficult to find a time in the history of computers when there was not a multiprocessing approach.
  • Operates the console in a multiprocessing and timesharing environment.
multiprocessing in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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