Definitions for "Background Processing"
the execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system
The execution of lower priority computer programs when higher priority programs are not using the system resources. Note: Priorities may be assigned by system software, application software, or the operator.
computer calculations on a system that take place in a place behind and separate from the foreground place being used by the computer or system operator. This allows the operator to continue his/ her interaction with the computer without delay.
To schedule a process to happen without coming onto the screen. Data can be processed in the background while other functions are being carried out in parallel on the screen. Some programs can be schedules to run on week ends at a particular time. This is particularly useful for batch processing, taking back-up of data etc.
The ability to print a document while running another application.