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garbage collection

noun
1.
(computing) a systems routine for eliminating invalid or out-of-date data and releasing storage locations
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  • In cities and towns an efficient system of garbage collection and disposal should be established by ordinances.

    House Rats and Mice David E. Lantz
  • garbage collection systems broke down and no attempt was made to clear the streets of snow.

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