virtual memory

virtual memory (uncountable)

  1. (computing) Memory that appears to be RAM but is being simulated (by a process called paging) on a hard disk; allows a computer to operate as if it had more memory than it actually does, but with some loss of performance
  • Russian: виртуа́льная па́мять

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