Definition of cron in English:

cron

noun

Computing
  • [usually as modifier] A command to an operating system or server for a job that is to be executed at a specified time:

    ‘a cron job’
    • ‘A cron job automation example to handle this is explained later in this article.’
    • ‘All we need to do is run the client script on the testing servers as a cron job.’
    • ‘When using a cron job, I know a process is executed on a certain schedule.’
    • ‘Otherwise, you may specify an e-mail address to which to send the output of cron jobs.’
    • ‘On-line updating can now be set up as a cron job to reach out to the server of your choice at the time of your choosing, check for available updates and download and install them without user interaction.’

Origin

1990s: from chronological.

Pronunciation:

cron

/krɒn/