parallel data query; a system on a computer that can deal with several problems, tasks etc at the same time:

• PDQ breaks up large complex tasks into queues of smaller transactions that can be processed simultaneously.

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PDQ UK US noun [C or U] IT
ABBREVIATION for parallel data query: a request to search different parts of a database (= a large amount of related information on a computer) at the same time so that the results appear more quickly

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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