Paging



[pey-jing] /ˈpeɪ dʒɪŋ/

noun, Computers.
1.
a technique of storage management that transfers from secondary storage to main storage when they are required, and returns them to secondary storage when they are not.
Compare 1 (def 6a).
[peyj] /peɪdʒ/
noun
1.
one side of a leaf of something printed or written, as a book, manuscript, or letter.
2.
the entire leaf of such a printed or written thing:
He tore out one of the pages.
3.
a single sheet of paper for writing.
4.
a noteworthy or distinctive event or period:
a reign that formed a gloomy page in English history.
5.
Printing. the type set and arranged for a page.
6.
Computers.

verb (used with object), paged, paging.
7.
to .
8.
to turn pages (usually followed by through):
to page through a book looking for a specific passage.
Idioms
9.
on the same page, Informal. (of two or more people) having a similar understanding or way of thinking:
Parents should be on the same page about raising their children.
[peyj] /peɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a boy servant or attendant.
2.
a youth in attendance on a person of rank or, in medieval times, a youth being trained for knighthood.
3.
an attendant or employee, usually in uniform, who carries messages, ushers guests, runs errands, etc.
4.
a person employed by a legislature to carry messages and run errands for the members, as in the U.S. Congress.
verb (used with object), paged, paging.
5.
to summon formally by calling out the name of repeatedly:
He had his father paged in the hotel lobby.
6.
to summon or alert by electronic pager.
7.
to control (an electrical appliance, machine, etc.) remotely by means of an electronic signal.
8.
to attend as a page.
/peɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(pl) pp. one side of one of the leaves of a book, newspaper, letter, etc or the written or printed matter it bears p
2.
such a leaf considered as a unit: insert a new page
3.
a screenful of information from a website, teletext service, etc, displayed on a television monitor or visual display unit
4.
an episode, phase, or period: a glorious page in the revolution
5.
(printing) the type as set up for printing a page
verb
6.
another word for paginate
7.
(intransitive) foll by through. to look through (a book, report, etc); leaf through
/peɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a boy employed to run errands, carry messages, etc, for the guests in a hotel, club, etc
2.
a youth in attendance at official functions or ceremonies, esp weddings
3.
(medieval history)

4.
(in the US) an attendant at Congress or other legislative body
5.
(Canadian) a person employed in the debating chamber of the House of Commons, the Senate, or a legislative assembly to carry messages for members
verb (transitive)
6.
to call out the name of (a person), esp by a loudspeaker system, so as to give him a message
7.
to call (a person) by an electronic device, such as a pager
8.
to act as a page to or attend as a page
/peɪdʒ/
noun
1.
Sir Earle (Christmas Grafton). 1880–1961, Australian statesman; co-leader, with S. M. Bruce, of the federal government of Australia (1923–29)
2.
Sir Frederick Handley. 1885–1962, English pioneer in the design and manufacture of aircraft
n.

“sheet of paper,” 1580s, from Middle French page, from Old French pagene “page, text” (12c.), from Latin pagina “page, leaf of paper, strip of papyrus fastened to others,” related to pagella “small page,” from pangere “to fasten,” from PIE root *pag- “to fix” (see pact).

Earlier pagne (12c.), directly from Old French. Usually said to be from the notion of individual sheets of paper “fastened” into a book. Ayto and Watkins offer an alternative theory: vines fastened by stakes and formed into a trellis, which led to sense of “columns of writing on a scroll.” When books replaced scrolls, the word continued to be used. Related: Paginal. Page-turner “book that one can’t put down” is from 1974.

“youth, lad, boy of the lower orders,” c.1300, originally also “youth preparing to be a knight,” from Old French page “a youth, page, servant” (13c.), possibly via Italian paggio (Barnhart), from Medieval Latin pagius “servant,” perhaps ultimately from Greek paidion “boy, lad,” diminutive of pais (genitive paidos) “child.”

But OED considers this unlikely and points instead to Littré’s suggestion of a source in Latin pagus “countryside,” in sense of “boy from the rural regions” (see pagan). Meaning “youth employed as a personal attendant to a person of rank” is first recorded mid-15c.; this was transferred from late 18c. to boys who did personal errands in hotels, clubs, etc., also in U.S. legislatures.
v.

“to summon or call by name,” 1904, from page (n.2), on the notion of “to send a page after” someone. Related: Paged; paging.

“to turn pages,” 1620s, from page (n.1). Related: Paged; paging.

Related Terms

op-ed page, take a page from someone’s book
operating system
A technique for increasing the memory space available by moving infrequently-used parts of a program’s working memory from RAM to a secondary storage medium, usually hard {disk. The unit of transfer is called a page.
A memory management unit (MMU) monitors accesses to memory and splits each address into a page number (the most significant bits) and an offset within that page (the lower bits). It then looks up the page number in its page table. The page may be marked as paged in or paged out. If it is paged in then the memory access can proceed after translating the virtual address to a physical address. If the requested page is paged out then space must be made for it by paging out some other page, i.e. copying it to disk. The requested page is then located on the area of the disk allocated for “swap space” and is read back into RAM. The page table is updated to indicate that the page is paged in and its physical address recorded.
The MMU also records whether a page has been modified since it was last paged in. If it has not been modified then there is no need to copy it back to disk and the space can be reused immediately.
Paging allows the total memory requirements of all running tasks (possibly just one) to exceed the amount of physical memory, whereas swapping simply allows multiple processes to run concurrently, so long as each process on its own fits within physical memory.
(1996-11-22)
polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis

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