job

<operating system> All activities involved in completing any project on a computer from start to finish. A job may involve several processes and several programs.

This term originates from a time when a user would manually submit a job as a deck of punched cards which would typically include source code interspersed with job control language instructions to guide phases of the job such as compilation, linking, execution and printing.

Last updated: 2005-03-16

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