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execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system backgrounding , background processing
serial execution of computer programs batch processing
execution by cutting off the victim's head beheading , decapitation
execution by fire burning , burning at the stake
execution by electricity burning , electrocution
instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person chair , death chair , electric chair , hot seat
(computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command command overhead , command processing overhead , command processing overhead time , overhead
execution of two or more computer programs by a single computer concurrent execution , multiprogramming
sequential execution of operations one after another consecutive operation , sequential operation , serial operation
single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon cycle , oscillation
French revolutionary leader who stormed the Paris bastille and who supported the execution of Louis XVI but was guillotined by Robespierre for his opposition to the Reign of Terror (1759-1794) Danton , Georges Jacques Danton
instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced; used to kill people or animals death chamber , gas chamber
cellblock in a prison where those condemned to death await execution death house , death row
sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy and unpaid obligation execution sale , forced sale , judicial sale , sheriff's sale
program that controls the execution of other programs executive program , supervisor , supervisory program
squad formed to fire volleys at a military funeral or to carry out a military execution firing party , firing squad
operation that is completed in a specified number of regularly timed execution cycles fixed-cycle operation
execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system foregrounding , foreground processing
instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging gallows
instrument of execution for execution by strangulation garotte , garrote , garrotte , iron collar
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