[ muhl-tee-proh-gram-ing, -gruh-ming, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈproʊ græm ɪŋ, -grə mɪŋ, ˌmʌl taɪ- /
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the overlapped or interleaved execution of two or more programs by a single CPU.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby multiprogramming
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Example sentences from the Web for multiprogramming
Most remote computers operate on a multiprogramming basis, hence prompt interrupts are not available.
Multiprogramming software is necessary in order to utilize this available time.
British Dictionary definitions for multiprogramming
/ (ˌmʌltɪˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ) /
a time-sharing technique by which several computer programs are each run for a short period in rotation
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