sequential operation


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sequential operation

[si′kwen·chəl ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
The consecutive or serial execution of operations, without any simultaneity or overlap.
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As anticipated in Section 2, a first distinction can be drawn between sequential operations and interdependent ones.
Devolatilization as a sequential operation should be taken into account in the optimization of compatibilization in-situ by one-step reactive extrusion.
Managing a single flow of sequential operations is relatively straightforward, since the element of time is really only a single, linear dimension - transitioning from one operation to the next.
The small shop has successfully used a Hardinge Conquest[R] T42 CNC lathe, two vertical machining centers, and assorted manual machines for sequential operations on complex parts.
Sequential operations to protect the Kurds were Provide Comfort I, II and III, and the follow-on mission became Operation Northern Watch.
The problem of garbage disposal alone within a cell structure, another of Behe's examples, involves so many enzymes and sequential operations that the failure of any single step would result in the death of the cell.
Today's state-of-the-art single and multi-loop controllers are also computational microcomputers with the ability to perform detailed batching and sequential operations in addition to traditional loop control, and allow the user to configure predefined control strategies (PID, CASCADE, RATIO, etc.
Thus, the first step is a careful layout of the facility -- and of the equipment and work arrangements involved in its sequential operations.
StreamOptimizer also enables developers to easily synchronize and combine high-speed sequential operations to reduce latency.
Multiple spindles can be used either to run additional parts for increased production, or to perform sequential operations on the same part.
Mirrored write cache maintains data integrity and high RAID 5 performance, and read-ahead cache supports sequential operations.
The Ultra DMA/33 protocol lets host computers (PCs) send and retrieve data faster, removing bottlenecks associated with data transfers -- especially during sequential operations.

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