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Online Computer Terms Dictionary - B


1. <unit> A unit of data or memory, often, but not exclusively, on a magnetic disk or magnetic tape.

Compare record, sector.


2. <operating system> To delay or sit idle while waiting for something.

Compare busy-wait.


3. <programming> A delimited section of source code in a block-structured language.



Nearby terms: bloat bloatware BLOB block Block Diagram Compiler blocked records Block Redundancy Check