addressability

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

address + -ability

Noun[edit]

addressability (plural addressabilities)

  1. (computing) The capability of a microprocessor etc. to deal with values of a certain size using a single instruction.
    64-bit addressability means that a single machine instruction can operate on a value stored in eight bytes.
  2. (computer graphics) the capability of a display surface or storage device to accommodate a specified number of uniquely identifiable points[1].
  3. (micrographics) the capability of a specified field frame to contain a specific number of uniquely identifiable points[1].

Synonyms[edit]

  • (capability to deal with values of certain size): bitness

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Federal Standard 1037C