A resource allocation scheme (usually for memory). First Fit fits data into memory by scanning from the beginning of available memory to the end, until the first free space which is at least big enough to accept the data is found. This space is then allocated to the data. Any left over becomes a smaller, separate free space.
If the data to be allocated is bigger than the biggest free space, the request cannot be met, and an error is generated.
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- First fleet
noun 1. (Austral) the fleet of convict ships that arrived at Port Jackson in 1788
noun 1. the ground floor of a building. 2. the floor above the ground floor of a building. noun 1. (Brit) the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floor US and Canadian term second floor 2. (US & Canadian) another term for ground floor
[furst-foo t] /ˈfɜrstˈfʊt/ Scot. noun, Also, first-footer 1. the first person to cross the threshold of a house on New Year’s Day. 2. the first person met after starting out on the day of an important occasion. verb (used with object) 3. to enter (a house) first on New Year’s Day. verb (used without object) […]
- First four ships
plural noun (NZ) 1. the earliest settlers’ ships to arrive in the Canterbury Province 2. come with the first four ships, to be a founder member of Canterbury