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.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of multiprocessing

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

OTHER WORDS FROM multiprocessing

mul·ti·proc·es·sor, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for multiprocessor

multiprocessor
/ (ˌmʌltɪˈprəʊsɛsə) /

noun

computing a number of central processing units linked together to enable parallel processing to take place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012