scatter loading

scatter loading

[′skad·ər ‚lōd·iŋ]
(computer science)
The process of loading a program into main memory such that each section or segment of the program occupies a single, connected memory area but the several sections of the program need not be adjacent to each other.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.