to reorganize files on (a hard disk drive) 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 .
- de·frag·men·ta·tion, noun
- de·frag·ment·er, noun
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Scientific definitions for defragment
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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