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physical address

<memory management> The address presented to a computer's main memory in a virtual memory system, in contrast to the virtual address which is the address generated by the CPU. A memory management unit translates virtual addresses into physical addresses.

(1995-03-31)

 


Nearby terms: PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor phreaking physical physical address physical addressing physical file physical layer

physical addressing

<networking> The low level addressing scheme used on Ethernet. The 48-bit destination Ethernet address in a packet is compared with the receiving node's Ethernet address.

Compare Internet address.

(1994-12-23)

 


Nearby terms: phreaking physical physical address physical addressing physical file physical layer physical memory
 

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