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Batch Processing
  • The processing of data or the accomplishment of jobs accumulated in advance in such a manner that the user cannot further influence the processing while it is in progress. (FP) (ISO)
  • The processing of data accumulated over a period of time. (FP)
  • Loosely, the execution of computer programs serially. (FP)
  • Pertaining to the technique of executing a set of computer programs such that each is completed before the next program of the set is started. (FP)
  • Pertaining to the sequential input of computer programs or data. (FP) See also background processing, remote batch processing.