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Online Computer Terms Dictionary - B

block

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

Compare record, sector.

(2000-07-17)

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

Compare busy-wait.

(2000-07-17)

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

(2004-09-29)

 


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

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