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multiprogramming

[ muhl-tee-proh-gram-ing, -gruh-ming, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈproʊ græm ɪŋ, -grə mɪŋ, ˌmʌl taɪ- /
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noun Computers.

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

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Origin of multiprogramming

First recorded in 1955–60; multi- + program + -ing1
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multiprogramming
/ (ˌmʌltɪˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ) /

noun

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