1. multiprocessing

noun. simultaneous processing by two or more processing units.


  • parallel processing


  • multi- (English)
  • multi (Latin)
  • processing (English)

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Example sentences of the word multiprocessing

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Both are multiprocessing environments: Both use more than one CPU at a time.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Multiprocessing environments can operate with CPUs sharing an operating system -- called symmetric multiprocessing -- or with each CPU running an individual instance of the operating system -- called Massively Parallel Processing.