Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Computers) The execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the execution of low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system

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Examples

  • The occasions now are actually informal social visits, and are more useful to the Legation than to the correspondents, since they offer opportunities to discuss and compare interpretations of local events and trends, and to acquire intelligent backgrounding from a Hungarian viewpoint.

    Enemies of the People

  • The occasions now are actually informal social visits, and are more useful to the Legation than to the correspondents, since they offer opportunities to discuss and compare interpretations of local events and trends, and to acquire intelligent backgrounding from a Hungarian viewpoint.

    Enemies of the People

  • The occasions now are actually informal social visits, and are more useful to the Legation than to the correspondents, since they offer opportunities to discuss and compare interpretations of local events and trends, and to acquire intelligent backgrounding from a Hungarian viewpoint.

    Enemies of the People

  • Then talks about scene-setting and backgrounding, exposition and the negative effect it can have in doing little more than present a barrier between the reader and the actual novel itself.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • What about that very expository type of backgrounding prologue which is really just about establishing equilibrium?

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • His advances are quiet but necessary ones: For instance, a backgrounding rather than foregrounding of the ego; an insistence on archetype, atemporality, and minimalist punctuation; and a preference for the non-metaphorized image.

    Seth Abramson: November 2011 Contemporary Poetry Reviews

  • His advances are quiet but necessary ones: For instance, a backgrounding rather than foregrounding of the ego; an insistence on archetype, atemporality, and minimalist punctuation; and a preference for the non-metaphorized image.

    Seth Abramson: November 2011 Contemporary Poetry Reviews

  • What about that very expository type of backgrounding prologue which is really just about establishing equilibrium?

    On Prologues

  • If I get to the backgrounding phase - I will be ecstatic!

    clearly I have posting issues today «

  • The wonders of pedagogy that can be done, when you concentrate together youths of great conditioning, talent, backgrounding, and brains, are practically unlimited; in no country has these wonders been mined as they have been in Britain, which, at least, gave the world the ultimate and unsurpassable manifestation of high-quality education.

    Matthew Yglesias » Culture and Size and Scope of Government

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