peripheral operation

peripheral operation

[pə′rif·ə·rəl ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
An operation in which an input or output device is used, and which is not directly controlled by a computer while the operation is being carried out.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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class="MsoNormalWhat started out as a peripheral operation, mainly using bicycles, has gained ground with the faster and more efficient motorbikes, spawning problems that call for some kind of regulation.
However, the core operation is not affected and the expenditure cut is applicable only on peripheral operation', he explained.' Repair and replacement of assets include track renewal and replacement of signalling system, which include huge costs.
Despite being in many people's eyes little more than a peripheral operation, the reality is that this fast-expanding company has given itself six years to achieve Top Five global automaker status as part of the Hyundai Group.
"Hopes that the interim results might be the catalyst to drive Sainsbury's shares through the 300p barrier appear to have floundered on the back of poor results at a peripheral operation ( its bank," said Vinay Bedi, director of Newcastle investment managers Wise Speke.
The new plans focus on splitting up the carrier, with the core airline business being separated from vast peripheral operations such as catering, hotels and maintenance, Aziz said.
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An uncoordinated credit event in Greece would put those parent banks under pressure, possibly leading to a sharp withdrawal of credit from their peripheral operations.
And, as important a its growing network of stores has become, executives say Walgreens' efforts to position itself as the first place shoppers think of to get health and everyday living needs met are also being driven by the company's peripheral operations.
Traditionally, the War of 18.12 is viewed as having been fought in the Canadas, with only limited attention paid to peripheral operations. Both Robert Dalliston's A Neighbourly War and Joshua Smith's Battle for the Bay seek to address that deficiency and, if Passamaquoddy Bay and the Penobscot River are not in your 1812 lexicon, these will fill the gap.

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