A file used by a program or, more often, an operating system as swap space. A swap file is usually allocated as a long contiguous section of a hard disk to reduce access time. The disk space used for a swap file can not be used for other things. Under Microsoft Windows, swap files are recommended not to exceed three times the available RAM and are usually 150 percent of the RAM size.
- Swap horses
see: change horses in midstream
noun 1. a fair or bazaar where objects, usually secondhand, are bartered or sold.
noun acronym 1. South-West Africa People’s Organization
verb (used with object), swapped, swapping. 1. to exchange, barter, or trade, as one thing for another: He swapped his wrist watch for the radio. verb (used without object), swapped, swapping. 2. to make an exchange. noun 3. an exchange: He got the radio in a swap. verb swaps, swapping, swapped, swops, swopping, swopped 1. […]