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[muhl-tee-pros-es-ing, -uh-sing or, esp. British, -proh-ses-ing, -suh-sing]
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noun Computers.
  1. 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
Related formsmul·ti·proc·es·sor, noun
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