distributed logic


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distributed logic

[di¦strib·yəd·əd ′läj·ik]
(computer science)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

distributed intelligence

Also known as "distributed logic," distributed intelligence refers to separating the processing in a large system into multiple subsystems or extracting certain functions from the main system and placing them into separate machines. In the days of centralized mainframes, it referred to moving screen handling, data entry validation and other pre-processing steps from the mainframe to "intelligent terminals" in order to relieve the central processor. See intelligent terminal and distributed computing.
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