background processing

background processing
UK / US noun [uncountable] computing
processes that continue while the user is working with another program

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  • priority processing — noun data processing in which the operations performed are determined by a system of priorities • Hypernyms: ↑data processing • Hyponyms: ↑background processing, ↑backgrounding, ↑foreground processing, ↑foregrounding …   Useful english dictionary

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