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- A method of making something, a process of operating something or a process of using something. Under U.S. law, one of the statutory classes of inventions. MPEP 2106, 35 U.S.C. 101.
Robert M. Hunter, Ph.D. - Cite This Source - This Definition
- basic patent or pioneer patent, Harmonization, infrastructure, method, Product of Nature
- An individual thread-of-control to which an execution timeslice is allocated by an operating system.
David J. Barnes - Cite This Source - This Definition
- A virtual address space containing one or more threads.
Sun Microsystems - Cite This Source - This Definition
- Concurrency, daemon thread, lightweight process, livelock, multithreaded, polling, race hazard, Thread, thread starvation
- An instance of a running program. Under multitasking systems like Unix, two or more separate processes could be running the same program independently at the same time--in fact, the fork function is designed to bring about this happy state of affairs. Under other operating systems, processes are sometimes called "threads", "tasks", or "jobs", often with slight nuances in meaning.
Perl - Cite This Source - This Definition
- exec, fork, implementation, Memory, semaphore, shared memory, Thread
- 1. An address space and one or more threads of control that execute within that address space, and their required system resources [POSIX.0]. 2. A program in execution. It is completely characterized by a single current execution point (represented by the machine state) and address space [TCSEC].
ATIS - Cite This Source - This Definition
- asynchronous operation, audit review file, background processing, base address, Batch Processing, computer system, Dalvik, Database Management System (DBMS), emulate, interrupt, JOB, machine-independent, malicious applets, multiprogramming, Object, overlay, Program, Restart, run, simple buffering, supervisory program, trace program