interprocess communication


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interprocess communication (usually uncountable, plural interprocess communications)

  1. (computing) A set of techniques for the exchange of data among two or more threads in one or more processes.
    Synonym: IPC
    • 2014, Marshall Kirk McKusick; George V. Neville-Neil; Robert N.M. Watson, The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, second edition, Addison-Wesley Professional, →ISBN, page 593:
      FreeBSD provides a rich set of interprocess-communication facilities intended to support the construction of distributed programs built on top of communications primitives.