superblock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ block

Noun[edit]

superblock (plural superblocks)

  1. (architecture) A very large block of buildings
    • 2008 March 21, Nicolai Ouroussoff, “What Will Be Left of Gehry’s Vision for Brooklyn?”, New York Times:
      All are blots on the urban environment, as blandly homogenous in their own way as the Modernist superblocks they were intended to improve on.
    • 2009 February 20, Nicolai Ouroussoff, “Boxy to Bold: A Concert Hall Busts Out”, New York Times:
      Conceived as part of a 1950s-era slum-clearance program, the immense superblock required the demolition of an entire neighborhood of dilapidated tenements and brownstones.
  2. (computing) A segment of metadata describing the file system on a block device.