Definitions for "Background process"
A process that isn't currently interacting with the user See also: foreground process
Background processes consolidate functions that would otherwise be handled by multiple Oracle programs running for each user process. The background processes asynchronously perform I/O and monitor other Oracle processes to provide increased parallelism for better performance and reliability. Oracle creates a set of background processes for each instance. See Also: instance, process, Oracle process, user process
(n.) A command that a user has directed the system to work on while the user continues to type commands to the command interpreter.