a system whereby addressable memory is extended beyond main storage through the use of secondary storage managed by system software in such a way that programs can treat all of the designated storage as addressable main storage.
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What does “blatherskite” mean?
Also called virtual memory.
Compare real storage.
Origin of virtual storage
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby virtual storage
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British Dictionary definitions for virtual storage
a computer system in which the size of the memory is effectively increased by automatically transferring sections of a program from a large capacity backing store, such as a disk, into the smaller core memory as they are required
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