programming, operating system
(IPC) Exchange of data between one process and another, either within the same computer or over a network. It implies a protocol that guarantees a response to a request. Examples are Unix sockets, RISC OS’s messages, OS/2’s Named Pipes, Microsoft Windows’ DDE, Novell’s SPX and Macintosh’s IAC.
Although IPC is performed automatically by programs, an analogous function can be performed interactively when users cut and paste data from one process to another using a clipboard.
[pruh-fesh-uh-nl] /prəˈfɛʃ ə nl/ adjective 1. following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain: a professional builder. 2. of, relating to, or connected with a : professional studies. 3. appropriate to a : professional objectivity. 4. engaged in one of the learned : A lawyer is a professional person. 5. following as […]
[pruh-vin-shuh l] /prəˈvɪn ʃəl/ adjective 1. belonging or peculiar to some particular ; local: the provincial newspaper. 2. of or relating to the : provincial customs; provincial dress. 3. having or showing the manners, viewpoints, etc., considered characteristic of unsophisticated inhabitants of a ; rustic; narrow or illiberal; parochial: a provincial point of view. 4. […]
[prok-suh-muh l] /ˈprɒk sə məl/ adjective 1. situated toward the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone. Compare (def 1). /ˈprɒksɪməl/ adjective 1. (anatomy) situated close to the centre, median line, or point of attachment or origin Compare distal 2. another word for proximate adj. 1727, from Latin proximus “nearest, next” […]
- Interproximal space
interproximal space n. The space between adjacent teeth in a dental arch.