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batch processing

Chemistry
The analysis of clinical specimens in a grouped “run”, which contrasts with the more labour-intensive testing of individual specimens.
 
Microbiology
The induction of bacterial growth in a closed-system bioreactor with a specific amount of nutrients; once nutrients are consumed, the system is drained of product and bacteria and a new “batch” of bacteria and nutrients are placed in the system.
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A batch program with COMMITs must be designed to be restartable.
The latter two run as batch programs verifying hourly that all bridges and terminal servers are working.
You can now bypass or carry out individual commands in your AUTOEXEC.BAT and other batch programs. (In MS-DOS 6, this capability was limited to your CONFIG.SYS file.) This feature makes it easier to isolate problems when you are troubleshooting problems in your system configuration or in batch programs.