serial processing

A technique for solving problems in which a computer begins at the start and works through to the end in a linear fashion. (Compare parallel processing.)


Nearby words

  1. serial extraction,
  2. serial killer,
  3. serial monogamy,
  4. serial number,
  5. serial port,
  6. serial radiography,
  7. serial rights,
  8. serial section,
  9. serial-access,
  10. serialism

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