distributed processing system


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distributed processing system

[di′strib·yəd·əd ′präs‚es·iŋ ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
An information processing system consisting of two or more programmable devices, connected so that information can be exchanged.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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