1. [syn: swap space, swap file]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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):
Storage space, especially temporary storage space used during a move or
reconfiguration. ?I'm just using that corner of the machine room for swap
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
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.