Sometimes the term Multiprocessor is confused with the term Multiprocessing.
While Multiprocessing is a type of "processing" in which two or more processors work together to "process more than one program simultaneously", the term Multiprocessor is referred to the hardware architecture that allows multiprocessing.
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multiprocessor — [mul΄ti präses΄ər] n. a computer system having two or more central processing units, each sharing main memory and peripherals, in order to simultaneously process programs * * * … Universalium
multiprocessor — (n.) also multi processor, 1961, from MULTI (Cf. multi ) + PROCESSOR (Cf. processor) … Etymology dictionary
multiprocessor — [mul΄ti präses΄ər] n. a computer system having two or more central processing units, each sharing main memory and peripherals, in order to simultaneously process programs … English World dictionary
multiprocessor — noun see multiprocessing … New Collegiate Dictionary
multiprocessor — noun A computer that has multiple CPUs or execution units under an integrated control. See Also: multiprocessing … Wiktionary
multiprocessor — n. systems that has several processors that work together … English contemporary dictionary
multiprocessor — noun a computer with more than one central processor … English new terms dictionary
multiprocessor — mul·ti·processor … English syllables
multiprocessor — System possessing two or more communicating processing units … IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations
multiprocessor — noun a computer that uses two or more processing units under integrated control • Hypernyms: ↑digital computer … Useful english dictionary