priority processing

Definitions of priority processing
  1. noun
    data processing in which the operations performed are determined by a system of priorities
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    background processing, backgrounding
    the execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system
    foreground processing, foregrounding
    the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system
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    data processing
    (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
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