multiprocessing

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

noun Computers.

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

Origin of multiprocessing

First recorded in 1930–35; multi- + process + -ing1

Related forms

mul·ti·proc·es·sor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for multiprocessor

multiprocessor

/ (ˌmʌltɪˈprəʊsɛsə) /

noun

computing a number of central processing units linked together to enable parallel processing to take place
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