Meaning of “virtual memory” in the English Dictionary

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"virtual memory" in British English

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virtual memorynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌvɜː.tju.əl ˈmem.ər.i/ us /ˌvɝː.tju.əl ˈmem.ɚ.i/

(Definition of “virtual memory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"virtual memory" in Business English

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virtual memorynoun [ U ]

uk us also virtual storage IT

the ability of a computer to use space on its hard drive as if it were part of its RAM (= the memory used to run programs):

You can speed up your shutdowns by verifying that you're not clearing your virtual memory whenever you exit out of the system.

(Definition of “virtual memory” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)