Procedures in which several separate but interrelated computer tasks operate under a single program identity. (7/96)
An operating system can be said to be multi tasking if it allows several programs to be run at once
Using more than one program at the same time. When your computer is doing two things at once it is like a Mother - if she tries to do two things at once, she can, but neither gets done quite as well or quite as fast as if she just did one thing at a time! When you use more than one program at a time, or run two things at once, like typing and printing at the same time, your computer may be slower, or may run in spurts in what you are trying to do. This also causes special concerns for using available memory if you have very little in your computer.
Multi-tasking describes the ability of an operating system to perform multiple tasks or operations in a "concurrent" manner. Only one task may be running at a time, but, each task runs "consistently" for a short period of time thus creating the illusion that all tasks are running all of the time. Most modern operating system are multi-tasking.
The capability to process multiple tasks concurrently.
The ability for one computer to run multiple programs concurrently.
requires for staff to take on a wider range of tasks, usually involving on-the-job training.
The initiation and control of more than one sequence of operations. This allows programs to operate in parallel.
The ability to execute several programs (tasks) simultaneously on the same computer.
multi-tasking is the term used to describe how you work in a windows environment, when you can have more than one program, document, or website open at the same time. A task bar or menu will show you which programs you are running. (See your Operating System's "Help" for information about switching between programs.)
The simultaneous execution of two or more instructions by a single computer or network.
The ability to simultaneously execute multiple applications within an operating system.
The ability of Windows to run several programs at once. The trick is that Windows switches very rapidly between the tasks, giving you the impression that they are running in parallel My Computer Icon normally in the top left of the screen on a PC running Windows 95. It contains an overview of your PC. If you double-click on it you'll see the peripherals linked to your PC
Running two or more jobs in a computer at the same time .
The system by which several jobs reside in a computer's memory simultaneously. On non parallel computers each jobs receives CPU time in turn.
The division of processor across several tasks, such that each one is able to receive its required number of processor cycles.
also known as pre-emptive multi-tasking. The operating system shares the computer resources between two or more applications so that the applications appear to be running simultaneously.
The capability of a computer to run more than one task (process) at a time.
The ability of modern computers to do a number of unrelated operations simultaneously.
an attribute of an operating system which has the ability to run multiple special purpose programs which communicate with one another called tasks. The CPU at any given time is running only one task's code, but does so for a short finite amount of time usually messured in millisecond before the task gives up control back to the operating system. The OS then looks for the next highest priority task's code that needs to run where it left off when it last relinquished control.
This environment allows for multiple applications to be active simultaneously.
Attending to, performing, and managing two or more tasks concurrently.
The concurrent execution of two or more tasks or the concurrent use of a single program that can carry out many functions.
A multi-tasking operating system simply means that an operating system can juggle more than one task at the same time. Old MS-DOS was a single-tasking operating system, and Windows NT is a multi-tasking OS. Source: TechSoup.org
(Multi-taches) : Capacity of a system allowing to execute simultaneously several programs in the same computer.
Being able to perform multiple tasks at the same time. Built in feature of Win NT/2000.
programming: The ability of a sophisticated computer to calculate separate problems at the same time. Multi-tasking is used on large computers to handle multiple users and is being introduced into small computers to allow a single user to continue working even when the computer has to spend time on something else. On a non-multi-tasking computer, when the computer has to figure something out the user has to wait.
(IEEE) A mode of operation in which two or more tasks are executed in an interleaved manner. Syn: parallel processing. See: multi-processing, multi-programming, time sharing.
The ability to run several programs at one time on a terminal.