absolute address

absolute address

[′ab·sə‚lüt ə′dres]
(computer science)
The numerical identification of each storage location which is wired permanently into a computer by the manufacturer.

absolute address

An 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, relative address and abstraction layer.
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The absolute jump method performs the computed jumps where the contents of a register specify the absolute address of the destination and this processing is done by PatchAbsoluteJump() method.
Instead of giving the absolute address (for example, a Universal Resource Locator in Web documents), which identifies the exact host and file name, an alias is created that will eventually resolve to the absolute address.
This could easily happen when readers "bookmark" an interesting page--they may inadvertently bookmark the absolute address rather than the alias.
However, PURLs implement a basic aliasing system that resolves to an absolute address in place of an alias.