multi-tasking


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multi-tasking

Informatics
The ability of a (computer) operating system to simultaneously run multiple programs (e.g., graphics, spreadsheets, word processing) or formats of software (e.g., coding, compiling, testing).
 
Vox populi
The performance of multiple tasks simultaneously.
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When applied to the High Flexibility Multi-tasking Smart Production Line, the DIAMMP is connected to the MES and cloud, and presents order scheduling, production progress and easy-to-read equipment operation data.
Although multi-tasking equipment reduces operator interaction, the necessity of the human element remains.
You can then use your brainpower for true multi-tasking purposes.
Unlike ironing, cooking or indeed any form of housework, which any fella can do well enough if left to his own devices, multi-tasking is largely beyond them.
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Holly Blakely decided to put men, women and children to the test to find out just how good they were at multi-tasking.
Concepts such as multi-tasking, five-axis machines, automation, and groups of machines with robot integration will enhance a manufacturer's ability to compete in the global marketplace.
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