• To move a program, parts of a program, or data, from a hard drive to RAM and vice versa. By swapping applications and data in and out of the system's memory as needed, the operating system is able to address more memory than is physically available. Used, for instance, when a program is too large for the memory available to a given computer.
  • To exchange one thing for another, as occurs, for instance, in hot swapping.
  • acronym for Shared Wireless Access Protocol
    (written as SWAP)

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