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swapfile Syllabification: swap·file
Pronunciation: /ˈswäpfīl/

Definition of swapfile in English:


A file on a hard disk used to provide space for programs that have been transferred from the processor’s memory.
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.
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