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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

Address

 

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.

address

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address

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address

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address

(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 RAM or peripheral storage location. Like post office boxes, each byte of RAM and each sector on a drive has its own unique address. Programs are compiled into machine language, which references actual addresses in the computer. See address bus and machine language.

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

(3) The location of a website or other Internet facility. See URL, IP address and address bar.
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As such, we can see that a literary communication is not only made up of the process from an addresser 1 to an addressee 1, and Roman Jakobson's model of speech communication cannot be applied to explain such a complicated communication phenomenon.
Addresser Based Systems, continuously family owned and operated, has been providing mail equipment since 1962 for mailers and printers.
Communication and pragmatics-oriented linguistics is centered on discourse research ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] 2001; [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] 1986; [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] 1986; [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] 1989; [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] 2003; [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] 2004), analyzing both the process of communication and its participants (the addresser and the addressee), their choice of communication strategies and tactics ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] 2006).
* PRESUMED UNANIMITY BETWEEN THE ADDRESSER AND THE ADDRESSEE, since the one-to-one correspondence between coding and decoding mechanisms was ideally supposed to guarantee the identity of the meanings of different texts (Lotman 2004a, 577).
The usual interaction that takes place in letter writing, between addresser and addressee, is replaced by another kind of interaction between the addresser and herself, a dialogue of a monologic nature that eventually leads to the protagonists' liberation from their oppressive circumstances.
In the rhetorical model, we must first identify and understand the sentence structure and its integration into larger units, which make possible the recognition of semantic relations, and which comprise a contextual dimension that includes the figures of the addresser and addressee in the communicative act.
Roman Jakobson identified the constitutive factors involved in verbal communication (addresser, message, addressee, context, code, contact) anticipating, to some extent, the theory of speech-acts:
La vieille loi adoptee par le Parlement de la Province du Canada ne stipulait pas de demarche en vue d'obtenir une charte d'incorporation: les interesses devaient addresser une petition aupres de l'Assemblee legislative pour se faire entendre, dans l'espoir que les deputes acquiescent a leurs demandes.
The reader feels as if he or she knows the addresser and addressee, without any literal firsthand knowledge of either greater than the sisterly sharing that is based on the directness of memory and shared experience.
Hence, to improve the cooperation efficiency of the cross-organizational workflow, we would consider process abstraction from the viewpoints of both 'addresser' and 'addressee'.
Implying an exchange between an addresser and addressee, the dedication resembles reported speech.