data processing wherein at least two chains of functions are carried out at the same time by independent processors. An ability for this in the mind of a human being would justify individuals obvious capacity to carry on varied cognitive acts at the same time. Commonly referred to as simultaneous handling.
PARALLEL PROCESSING: "Parallel processing is easier for a computer than it is for the human mind."
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