page out

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • swap out (where a swap file is involved)