Scheduler meaning

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The part of the operating system that initiates and terminates jobs (programs) in the computer. Also called a "dispatcher," it maintains a list of jobs to be run and allocates computer resources as required.
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(computer science) An operating system component responsible for allocating several resources, most commonly the use of processors by different concurrent processes or threads. [from 20th c.]
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A person or device that determines a schedule, that determines the order that tasks are to be done.
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Origin of scheduler