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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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The aim is to advance swapping among trusted connections and also enhance social discovery by helping swappers find new things their friends like on Facebook, which they may enjoy as well.
Property swapping has the massive advantage of allowing you to take control.