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1. operating system, software The sequence of states of an
executing program. A process consists of the program code
(which may be shared with other processes which are executing
the same program), private data, and the state of the
processor, particularly the values in its registers. It
may have other associated resources such as a processidentifier, open files, CPU time limits, shared memory,
One process may, on some platforms, consist of many
multiple processes concurrently or in parallel, and allows
a process to spawn "child" processes.