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memory management[′mem·rē ‚man·ij·mənt]
The allocation of computer storage in a multiprogramming system so as to maximize processing efficiency.
The collection of routines for placing, fetching, and removing pages or segments into or out of the main memory of a computer system.
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memory management(memory management, storage)
A collection of techniques for providing sufficient memory to one or more processes in a computer system, especially when the system does not have enough memory to satisfy all processes' requirements simultaneously. Techniques include swapping, paging and virtual memory. Memory management is usually performed mostly by a hardware memory management unit.
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memory managementA variety of methods used to store and keep track of data and programs in memory (RAM) and reclaim the space when no longer needed. Virtual memory is the most common memory management function in every computer (see virtual memory). See memory allocation and PC memory management.
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