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Definition of "multiprocessing" [multiprocessing]

  • A method of computing in which different parts of a task are distributed between two or more similar central processing units, allowing the computer to complete operations more quickly and to handle larger, more complex procedures. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "multiprocessing" in a sentence
  • "C extensions, such as multiprocessing, ctypes, cStringIO, et cetera can be found in"
  • "Vlad: Python 2.6 and 3.0 contain a "multiprocessing" module that can help here."
  • "Major improvements to the design infrastructure, such as multiprocessing and precise correlation throughout the integrated design environment from implementation to signoff have enabled both tremendous performance improvements and greatly enhanced quality of results."