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multiprocessing

[ muhl-tee-pros-es-ing, -uh-sing or, especially British, -proh-ses-ing, -suh-sing ]
/ ˈmʌl tiˌprɒs ɛs ɪŋ, -ə sɪŋ or, especially British, -ˌproʊ sɛs ɪŋ, -sə sɪŋ /
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noun Computers.

the simultaneous execution of two or more programs or instruction sequences by separate CPUs under integrated control.

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Origin of multiprocessing

First recorded in 1930–35; multi- + process + -ing1
mul·ti·proc·es·sor, noun
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