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c shah

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what is the different between a thread and a process?
Jesper de Jong
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A process is basically a program that's running in memory on a computer. On modern computers, it has its own address space and other resources that the operating system provides for it. A process can have multiple threads, which are paths of code that's executing at the same time. All threads in a process share the address space of the process and can see each other's data.

When you copy & paste that exact question into Google, you'll get a lot of answers with much more detail.

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Mykhailo Kozik

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Agree to google this question.

But in simple words: When you execute java program you run process which can contains many threads.
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