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process identifier

<operating system> (PID) An integer used by the Unix kernel to uniquely identify a process. PIDs are returned by the fork system call and can be passed to wait() or kill() to perform actions on the given process.

(1996-12-09)

 


Nearby terms: Process and Experiment Automation Real-Time Language Process Design Language 2 process ID process identifier processing processor Processor Direct Slot
 

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