Definition of swapfile in English:

swapfile

Syllabification: swap·file
Pronunciation: /ˈswäpfīl
 
/

noun

Computing
A file on a hard disk used to provide space for programs that have been transferred from the processor’s memory.
More example sentences
  • The Linux filesystem also supports sparse files, so swapfiles only consume the amount of disk space needed by their non-zero data.
  • Perhaps it is because the swapfile hardly gets used and I get 200Mb free memory reports from the performance monitor.
  • Now I know better and would gladly have more partitions for either its own swapfile or as just data for my new A / V digital 8 camcorder.

Definition of swapfile in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal