housekeeping

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housekeeping

Computing the general maintenance of a computer storage system, including removal of obsolete files, documentation, security copying, etc.

housekeeping

[′hau̇s‚kēp·iŋ]
(computer science)
Those operations or routines which do not contribute directly to the solution of a computer program, but rather to the organization of the program.

housekeeping

The instructions that are executed at the beginning of an application. It resets all counters and flags to their starting values and readies the program for user operation. See counter and flag.
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I then put it to Miss Mills, to say whether she considered that there was or was not any practical merit in the suggestion I had been anxious to make, concerning the accounts, the housekeeping, and the Cookery Book?
Joe - I never thought I was going to rob Joe, for I never thought of any of the housekeeping property as his - united to the necessity of always keeping one hand on my bread-and-butter as I sat, or when I was ordered about the kitchen on any small errand, almost drove me out of my mind.
"And now, my dear companions," said Michel Ardan, "let us make ourselves at home; I am a domesticated man and strong in housekeeping. We are bound to make the best of our new lodgings, and make ourselves comfortable.
"I shall leave you to do the housekeeping for a few days."
In fact it was an immense relief to them all to have a little work, and they took hold with a will, but soon realized the truth of Hannah's saying, "Housekeeping ain't no joke." There was plenty of food in the larder, and while Beth and Amy set the table, Meg and Jo got breakfast, wondering as they did why servants ever talked about hard work.