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RETURN ON SALES is a measure of a companys profitability, equal to a fiscal years pre-tax income divided by total sales.

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PARALLEL PROCESSING is the simultaneous performance of multiple operations, usually in reference to computer systems.

CONTRIBUTION MARGIN (CM) is the difference between sales and the variable costs of the product or service, also called marginal income. It is the amount of money available to cover fixed costs and generate profits.

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