virtual memory

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virtual memory UK US noun [U] (also virtual storage) IT
the ability of a computer to use space on its hard drive as if it were part of its RAM (= the memory used to run programs): »

You can speed up your shutdowns by verifying that you're not clearing your virtual memory whenever you exit out of the system.


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  • virtual memory — N UNCOUNT Virtual memory is a computing technique in which you increase the size of a computer s memory by arranging or storing the data in it in a different way. [COMPUTING] …   English dictionary

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  • virtual memory — virtualioji atmintis statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Programiniu būdu sukurta tariamoji atmintis, kurią kompiuterio programos naudoja kaip ↑operatyviąja atmintį. Iš tikrųjų tik dalis virtualiosios atminties yra operatyviojoje atmintyje.… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • virtual memory — noun Date: 1959 a section of a hard drive that can be used as if it were an extension of a computer s random access memory called also virtual storage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • virtual memory — (also virtual storage) noun Computing memory that appears to exist as main storage although most of it is supported by data held in secondary storage …   English new terms dictionary

  • virtual memory —    or virtual storage    A technique that simulates the availability of additional workstation memory in order to let users run multiple programs concurrently …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

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