page out

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page out (third-person singular simple present pages out, present participle paging out, simple past and past participle paged out)

  1. (transitive, computing) To transfer (memory contents) to auxiliary storage.
    • 2002, Allan N. Packer, Configuring and Tuning Databases on the Solaris Platform, page 362:
      However, if the ASE application is paged out because of memory starvation, the entire process is blocked and no useful work can be done until the required pages are brought into memory.