reentrant program

reentrant program

[rē′en·trənt ‚prō‚gram]
(computer science)
A subprogram in a time-sharing or multiprogramming system that can be shared by a number of users, and can therefore be applied to a given user program, interrupted and applied to some other user program, and then reentered at the point of interruption of the original user program. Also known as reentrant code.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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