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swapping

[′swäp·iŋ]
(computer science)
A procedure in which a running program is temporarily suspended and moved onto secondary storage, and primary storage is reassigned to a more pressing job, in order to maximize the efficient use of primary storage.

swapping

swapping

Replacing one segment of a program in memory (RAM) with another part of the program and restoring it back to the original if required. Exchanging program segments is the primary function of virtual memory, which is a feature in almost every operating system. See paging and virtual memory.
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"I don't think the Finance Ministry has any intention to delay the swapping operation.
Wilmott, "On swapping the states of two qudits," International Journal of Quantum Information, vol.
All swapping is at your own risk, but if you can't complete your swap with another person, you will be asked to leave the group until you can complete it.
Social Swapping identifies Facebook friends that are also members of Swap.com and lists their preferences and items they "Like" on Facebook, with the status of whether those items are available for swapping on Swap.com.
The international property swapping section of property-swap-shop.com would reflect Gowealthy's Prop Swap properties and vice versa.
While the programme ended in 1982 and the trend for parents just buying their kids everything they wanted increased, that doesn't mean to say the spirit of swapping has died.
Counterparty B has offset the risk of natural gas prices going up by swapping the variable rate for the payment of a fixed rate.
The real effects of the ruling on the Web's music swapping community are a bit less clear.
It involves swapping the floating resin price for a fixed price.