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address

1. Computing a number giving the location of a piece of stored information
2. Brit Government a statement of the opinions or wishes of either or both Houses of Parliament that is sent to the sovereign
3. the alignment or position of a part, component, etc., that permits correct assembly or fitting

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in computers, a code specifying the location of information in an electronic computer. True addresses are specific codes corresponding to numbers (of a unit or device) of data storage locations. Relative addresses are numbers of memory locations counted from some specially selected location, which is most often the one in which the instruction containing the relative address is stored. Symbolic addresses are those used for convenience in programming. Relative and symbolic addresses are converted into true addresses either manually, after the entire program has been written and checked, or automatically within the computer by special programs. In the computer, the address is converted by a decoder into a system of control signals which give access to the storage locations corresponding to the given address. Most computers have capabilities for circuit conversion of the address while an instruction is in the process of being carried out. An address arriving at a decoder is called an input address, and an address extracted from the computer memory as part of an instruction is called an output address, or simply an address.

address

[′ad·res]
(computer science)
The number or name that uniquely identifies a register, memory location, or storage device in a computer.

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(storage, programming)
An unsigned integer used to select one fundamental element of storage, usually known as a word from a computer's main memory or other storage device. The CPU outputs addresses on its address bus which may be connected to an address decoder, cache controller, memory management unit, and other devices.

While from a hardware point of view an address is indeed an integer most strongly typed programming languages disallow mixing integers and addresses, and indeed addresses of different data types. This is a fine example for syntactic salt: the compiler could work without it but makes writing bad programs more difficult.

address

(1) The number of a particular memory or peripheral storage location. Like post office boxes, each byte of memory and each disk sector has its own unique address. Programs are compiled into machine language, which references actual addresses in the computer.

(2) As a verb, to manage or work with. For example, "the computer can address 16GB of memory."

(3) The location of a website or other Internet facility. See URL, IP address and address bar.
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Although in standard usage forms of address among the nobility and the royal personages exclude the connotations of closeness and familiarity, these forms of address allow sufficient variations to imply friendliness and even affection.
Before considering the significance of address in the comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona, attention might be drawn to the fact that the number of the syntactically marked off forms of address is almost the same in King John and Two Gentlemen of Verona (295 and 301 items, respectively).
Since the employment of different forms of address is standard in virtually all the cases, positive and negative politeness depend on the social position of the character.
In the tragedy and drama, however, forms of address are more various and their agreement or disagreement with the social status of the character is pronounced as the dramatic conflict requires.
This taxonomic inventory of the forms of address has been derived from a hand-made catalogue of all the syntactically marked off items of address in contexts from the six plays analysed.
Like with the other forms of address, Shakespeare exploits the possibility of using qualifying words with the form of address my lord to increase its expressiveness.
The forms of address gentlemen and mistress are used by Shakespeare essentially in accord with the norm: the first is applied to men of gentle birth attached to the household of the sovereign or other person of high rank, while the second is used with respect to a sweetheart or lady-love.
The limited volume of the present paper does not permit to complete the review and illustration of all the forms of address given in the inventory above.
The analysis of the use of the forms of address which had an established norm in Shakespeare's time allows a number of generalisations.