Batch Processing

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Batch Processing

The completion of a number of tasks by a computer without manual input by a person. A computer can be programmed to use batch processing in order to make it faster and more efficient. Batch processing traces its roots to the invention of the modern computer in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Even worse, a large disruption in services can occur if the batch program fails before completing.
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