noun. simultaneous processing by two or more processing units.
- parallel processing
- multi- (English)
- multi (Latin)
- processing (English)
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.