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swap

(operating system)
To move a program from fast-access memory to a slow-access memory ("swap out"), or vice versa ("swap in"). The term often refers specifically to the use of a hard disk (or a swap file) as virtual memory or "swap space".

When a program is to be executed, possibly as determined by a scheduler, it is swapped into core for processing; when it can no longer continue executing for some reason, or the scheduler decides its time slice has expired, it is swapped out again.

This contrasts with "paging" systems in which only parts of a program's memory is transfered.

SWAP (severe weather avoidance plan)

An approved plan to minimize the effect of severe adverse weather to traffic flows in affected terminal and/or ARTCC (air traffic control center) areas. This plan is put into operation when flight through an airspace is either not possible or is difficult. Such a plan should cause minimum disruption.
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In practice, though, comparing a particular entity's activities with these four bullet points may still leave room for debate about whether that organization is a swap dealer.
In this article, part of a series of blogs I'm writing for ThinkAdvisor's 22 Days of Tax Planning Advice: 2015, we'll discuss bond swaps and, more specifically, tax swaps.
Swap Negotiators was able to conclude the unwind at $1,447,000; a difference of more than $70,000.
With respect to a swap in which only one counterparty is a Swap Dealer or Major Swap Participant (as those terms will be defined by the CFTC and SEC in a separate rulemaking), that entity will be responsible for reporting the pre-enactment swap.
SAVE 250 calories Swap patatas bravas (spicy potatoes), 300 calories, for pimiento relleno (stuffed pepper), 160 calories
com will provide the right kind of synergy by offering property buyers and investors greater options when they look to swap properties," said Joe Kreft and Andy Peacher of Property Swap Shop.
An example of a typical currency swap is the "plain vanilla swap.
Absent an effective identification for tax purposes, gain or loss from terminating a swap could be treated as a capital gain or loss.
Motoko Henry, a retired pharmacist in Glendale, says the crowd at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet has changed and isn't interested in her Japanese dolls and handicrafts anymore.
Should the rating of the counterparty (or the rating of its guarantor, if satisfaction of the ratings requirement is dependent upon the rating of such guarantor) fall below the 'A-1' or the 'A+' thresholds discussed above, the swap counterparty will then have an obligation to find a substitute counterparty that satisfies these rating requirements, All costs associated with finding such a replacement and assigning the agreement shall be borne by the "downgraded" swap counterparty.
The discretion in choosing where the swap is classified on the balance sheet allows companies to put the best spin on solvency, liquidity or other ratios.
2 Swap a chicken tikka masala meal at 650 calories for chicken tikka meal (400).