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batch processing

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noun Computers.
  1. a form of data processing in which a number of input jobs are grouped for processing during the same machine run.
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Origin of batch processing

First recorded in 1970–75
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Historical Examples

  • It is very helpful in any machine with a batch-processing resident monitor and in other special situations.

    On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969

    H. W. Fulbright et al.


British Dictionary definitions for batch processing

batch processing

noun
  1. manufacturing products or treating materials in batches, by passing the output of one process to subsequent processesCompare continuous processing
  2. a system by which the computer programs of a number of individual users are submitted to the computer as a single batchCompare time sharing (def. 2)
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