background processing

noun

computing the ability of a system to perform a low-priority task while, at the same time, dealing with a main application

Nearby words

  1. backflow,
  2. backgammon,
  3. background,
  4. background extinction,
  5. background music,
  6. background projection,
  7. background radiation,
  8. backgrounder,
  9. backhand,
  10. backhanded

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