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absolute address[′ab·sə‚lüt ə′dres]
The numerical identification of each storage location which is wired permanently into a computer by the manufacturer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
absolute addressAn explicit identification of hardware, such as a memory location, peripheral device, or location within a device. For example, memory byte 107,443, disk drive 2 and sector 238 are absolute addresses. Although the action may have been initiated through many "layers of abstraction" at a higher level, some instruction in some software routine must use an absolute address to activate every hardware component in the computer. See base address, address mode and abstraction layer.
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