paging

[ pey-jing ]
/ ˈpeɪ dʒɪŋ /

noun Computers.

a technique of storage management that transfers pages from secondary storage to main storage when they are required, and returns them to secondary storage when they are not.Compare page1(def 6a).

Nearby words

  1. paget-von schrötter syndrome,
  2. pageview,
  3. paginal,
  4. paginate,
  5. pagination,
  6. paglia,
  7. pagliacci, i,
  8. pagne,
  9. pagnol,
  10. pagnol, marcel

Origin of paging

First recorded in 1965–70; page1 + -ing1

page

1
[ peyj ]
/ peɪdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), paged, pag·ing.

to turn pages (usually followed by through): to page through a book looking for a specific passage.

Origin of page

1
1580–90; < Middle French < Latin pāgina column of writing, akin to pangere to fix, make fast

page

2
[ peyj ]
/ peɪdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), paged, pag·ing.

Origin of page

2
1250–1300; Middle English (noun) < Old French < ?

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British Dictionary definitions for paging

page

1
/ (peɪdʒ) /

noun

verb

another word for paginate
(intr foll by through) to look through (a book, report, etc); leaf through

Word Origin for page

C15: via Old French from Latin pāgina

page

2
/ (peɪdʒ) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for page

C13: via Old French from Italian paggio, probably from Greek paidion boy, from pais child

Page

/ (peɪdʒ) /

noun

Sir Earle (Christmas Grafton). 1880–1961, Australian statesman; co-leader, with S. M. Bruce, of the federal government of Australia (1923–29)
Sir Frederick Handley. 1885–1962, English pioneer in the design and manufacture of aircraft
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Word Origin and History for paging
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