entry block

entry block

[′en·trē ‚bläk]
(computer science)
The area of main memory reserved for the data which will be introduced at execution time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This cell entry block could be overcome by expressing the human version of this receptor in macaque cells.
Initially, all basic blocks are marked as unreachable, except for the entry block for the whole program, and a dummy block called [B.sub.unknown] which has an edge to each basic block whose predecessors are not all known (see Section 2.2.1).
The description, in the second vertical row of each entry block, can consist of no more than 80 characters (the width of the screen).
Photos taken by Mexican authorities show an entry blocked by bundles that were likely stuffed with marijuana, said Paul Beeson, chief of the Border Patrol's San Diego sector.
Pavilions, arcades, entry blocks, and pitched tile roofs were composed in the existing asymmetrical manner, with the and other materials closely matching what was already in place, notes architect Malcolm Holzman.
And an air-lock entry blocks cold air that enters through the front door.