Absolute address


the actual location of data in the storage medium; a fixed address in memory; also called real address , machine address ; cf. relative address

Typing in the full URL is using the absolute address of a Web site.
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  • Absolute advantage

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  • Absolute altitude

    the vertical distance between a flying aircraft, rocket, etc., and the point on the earth’s surface directly below it, as measured by an electronic altimeter (absolute altimeter) Historical Examples That absolute altitude recording was a joy to read; it meant a definite relationship with the world. Brood of the Dark Moon Charles Willard Diffin

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