the overlapped or interleaved execution of two or more programs by a single CPU.
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How to use multiprogramming in a sentence
Most remote computers operate on a multiprogramming basis, hence prompt interrupts are not available.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 | H. W. Fulbright et al.
multiprogramming software is necessary in order to utilize this available time.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 | H. W. Fulbright et al.
British Dictionary definitions for multiprogramming
a time-sharing technique by which several computer programs are each run for a short period in rotation
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