Definitions for "Child process"
When a new NT-native process is created by calling a system service, the caller must specify a "parent" process from which the new process inherits its token, quota, and base run-time priority for threads. The new process can optionally inherit any or all of the following from the specified parent process: A copy of the parent's virtual address space All object handles that were opened with the inheritance attribute Debugging and exception handling ports However, any user-mode process becomes a wholly independent peer to its so-called parent process as soon as it has been created. After process creation, any process-to-process dependencies become the responsibility of a protected subsystem, such as the Win32 or POSIX subsystem. A kernel-mode-only process has the initial system process as its parent.
See subprocess.
an exact copy of its parent except for the process ID and the parent process ID
Keywords:  shell, started, current, program
a program that was started under the current shell
Keywords:  section, general, called
the section called “General