multiprocessor

multiprocessing

[muhl-tee-pros-es-ing, -uh-sing or, esp. British, -proh-ses-ing, -suh-sing]
noun Computers.
the simultaneous execution of two or more programs or instruction sequences by separate CPUs under integrated control.

Origin:
1930–35; multi- + process + -ing1

multiprocessor, noun
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multiprocessor (ˌmʌltɪˈprəʊsɛsə)
 
n
computing a number of central processing units linked together to enable parallel processing to take place

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multiprocessor definition


parallel processing

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