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mutual exclusion

<parallel, operating system> (Or "mutex", plural: "mutexes") A collection of techniques for sharing resources so that different uses do not conflict and cause unwanted interactions. One of the most commonly used techniques for mutual exclusion is the semaphore.

(1995-04-08)

 


Nearby terms: MuTeX mutex mutter mutual exclusion mutually recursive mutual recursion mux
 

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