Definition of parallel distributed processing in English:

parallel distributed processing

noun

(also PDP)
another term for connectionism
‘Much contemporary work in cognitive science on the set of models known as connectionist or parallel distributed processing models seems to share behaviorism's anti-nativism about learning.’
  • ‘Sympathy with Chomsky's approach to language often goes along with a lack of interest in other approaches, such as those explored by psychologists in recent years under labels such as connectionism and parallel distributed processing.’
  • ‘If one prefers a parallel distributed processing framework, then a word frequency effect is attributable to the connection weights on whichever pathway is used to translate orthography to phonology.’

Pronunciation

parallel distributed processing

/ˈperəˌlel dəˈstribyo͞odəd prəˈsesiNG/ /ˈpɛrəˌlɛl dəˈstrɪbjudəd prəˈsɛsɪŋ/