Can someone tell me what is a thread,please-because I'm a non-computer person

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it's an activity or a process, BUT it happens at several levels below where you, as a user, work so you don't need to know about it. For instance opening an internet window might create a dozen different processes each with it's own thread. If a computer can only cope with one at a time then all of that dozen have to happen sequentially before you can do anything, if it can cope with 4 at a time then some, but not all, of them might happen at the same time.
 

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Can you provide some context ?

If you are talking about single thread or multi thread, it's about the ability of the program/hardware to perform single task or number of tasks simultaneously.
 

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it's an activity or a process, BUT it happens at several levels below where you, as a user, work so you don't need to know about it. For instance opening an internet window might create a dozen different processes each with it's own thread. If a computer can only cope with one at a time then all of that dozen have to happen sequentially before you can do anything, if it can cope with 4 at a time then some, but not all, of them might happen at the same time.
 
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