Glossary Entry: Thread

Quick Definition

A "thread" can refer to one of two things, both of which refer to something that has been separated into its own part of the whole.

Online forums* can feature many different discussions. To keep things organized, these are contained in their own sections of the forum, called a thread*.

In programming, a section of code can be placed in its own thread*, allowing it to run alongside other code in the same program.

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