Definition of multithreading in English:



  • A technique by which a single set of code can be used by several processors at different stages of execution.

    ‘But unlike its predecessor, the Power5 processor includes simultaneous multithreading technology, making it possible to run a total of four software threads per chip.’
    • ‘Powerful computer operating systems using Microsoft Windows, OS / 2 and Unix support multithreading and multitasking and helped SCSI devices gain in popularity.’
    • ‘Video game programmers could make hay with multithreading, too, building more sophisticated artificial intelligence engines while simultaneously creating a more realistic 3D environment, he adds.’
    • ‘All three Intel CPUs win when multithreading is taken into account.’
    • ‘Also, developers need to write their apps for multithreading for users to gain full benefits from the technology.’



/ˈməltiˈTHrediNG/ /ˈməltɪˈθrɛdɪŋ/