[muhl-tee-pros-es-ing, -uh-sing or, esp. British, -proh-ses-ing, -suh-sing]
- the simultaneous execution of two or more programs or instruction sequences by separate CPUs under integrated control.
Origin of multiprocessing
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- computing a number of central processing units linked together to enable parallel processing to take place
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Word Origin and History for multiprocessor
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