multiprogramming

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multiprogramming

[muhl-tee-proh-gram-ing, -gruh-ming, muhl-tahy-]
noun Computers.
the overlapped or interleaved execution of two or more programs by a single CPU.

Origin:
1955–60; multi- + program + -ing1

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multiprogramming (ˌmʌltɪˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ)
 
n
a time-sharing technique by which several computer programs are each run for a short period in rotation

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multiprogramming definition


multitasking

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Example sentences
Multiprogramming is a technique by which resource-sharing is accomplished.
Such a scheme is the essence of a multiprogramming system.
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