[dee-frag-muh nt, -ment]Computers.
- to reorganize files on (a disk) so that the parts of each file are stored in contiguous sectors on the disk, thereby improving computer performance and maximizing disk space.
Also Informal, defrag.
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Word Origin and History for defragment
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- To reorganize the way information is stored on a computer disk so that all of the information belonging to a file is stored in a single, contiguous area the disk.
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