Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Extended memory specification

(XMS) The specification describing the use of IBM PC extended memory in real mode for storing data (but not executable code). Memory is made available by extended memory manager (XMM) software. The XMM functions are accessible through interrupt 2FH.


Read Also:

  • Extended memory manager

    software, storage (XMM) The memory manager software implementing Extended Memory Specification, such as HIMEM or QEMM386. XMM’s can usually also act as A20 handlers. (1996-01-10)

  • Extended memory

    storage Memory above the first megabyte of address space in an IBM PC with an 80286 or later processor. Extended memory is not directly available in real mode, only through EMS, UMB, XMS, or HMA; only applications executing in protected mode can use extended memory directly. In this case, the extended memory is provided by […]

  • External intercostal muscle

    external intercostal muscle n. Any of the muscles with their origin from the lower border of a rib, with insertion into the upper border of the rib below, with nerve supply from the intercostal nerve, and that contract during inspiration and maintain tension in the intercostal spaces to resist mediolateral movement.

  • Externalism

    [ik-stur-nl-iz-uh m] /ɪkˈstɜr nlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. attention to , especially excessive attention to , as in religion. /ɪkˈstɜːnəˌlɪzəm/ noun 1. exaggerated emphasis on outward form, esp in religious worship 2. a philosophical doctrine holding that only objects that can be perceived by the senses are real; phenomenalism

Disclaimer: Extended memory specification definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.