Definitions for "Preemptive Multitasking"
A type of multitasking in which the operating system can interrupt a currently running program in order to run another program, as needed.
A type of pseudo-multitasking whereby the CPU allows an application a specified period of time and then preempts the processing to give time to another application.
In an operating system, a mechanism for interrupting a running task to allocate processor time to another task. Contrast with process multitasking.
the execution of more than one program at a time on the same CPU with time-sharing strictly controlled by a scheduler.