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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the disk space that is set aside for virtual memory;
[syn: swap space, swap file]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swap space n 1: the disk space that is set aside for virtual memory [syn: swap space, swap file]
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

swap space n. Storage space, especially temporary storage space used during a move or reconfiguration. ?I'm just using that corner of the machine room for swap space.?
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

swap space An area of disk (e.g. a swap file) used to store the state of a process that has been swapped out. Under a virtual memory system, it is the amount of swap space rather than the amount of physical memory which determines the maximum size of a single process and the maximum total size of all active processes. [Jargon File] (1994-11-03)