blocked process

blocked process

[¦bläkt ′prä‚ses]
(computer science)
A program that is running on a computer but is temporarily prevented from making progress because it requires some resource (such as a printer or user input) that is not immediately available.
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PDSH leader Menduh Tachi expressed his concern for the blocked process for purification and filtering the election list and for failing to appoint an Albanian Secretary General in the State Election Commission.
The vetoes from Germany and the UK have blocked process since unanimity is required.
The set of processes for which a blocked process P is waiting is called its dependent set; the dependent set contains the direct successors, the neighbors, of P in the WFG [2].