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virtual memorynoun [U]

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

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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 ​runprograms): You can ​speed up your ​shutdowns by ​verifying that you're not ​clearing your ​virtualmemory whenever you ​exit out of the ​system.
(Definition of virtual memory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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