[muhl-tee-proh-gram-ing, -gruh-ming, muhl-tahy-]

noun Computers.

the overlapped or interleaved execution of two or more programs by a single CPU.

Origin of multiprogramming

First recorded in 1955–60; multi- + program + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a time-sharing technique by which several computer programs are each run for a short period in rotation
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