(pāj) (n.) (1) A fixed amount of data.
(2) In word processing, a page of text. Most text-processing applications recognize a hierarchy of components, starting with a character at the lowest level, followed by a word, a line, a paragraph, and a page. Applications permit certain operations for each type of component; for example, you can delete a character, a word, a line, and sometimes an entire page. For pages, you can also specify formatting characteristics (for example, page size, margins, and number of columns).
(3) In virtual memory systems, a page is a fixed number of bytes recognized by the operating system.
(4) Short for Web page.
(v.) (1) To display one page (or screenful) of a document at a time. To contrast, see scroll.
(2) To copy a page of data from main memory to a mass storage device, or vice versa. Paging is one form of swapping.
- piggyback e-mail
Piggyback e-mail is a term used in the e-mail marketing industry. A piggyback e-mail is comprised of a third-party advertisement embedded in the body of a e-mail sent to an opt-in subscription e-mail list that is comprised of demographics of target consumers the third-party want to advertise to. In this instance, the e-mail containing the […]
(1) In dot-matrix printers, the devices that press on the ink ribbon to make dots on the paper. Printers are classified by how many pins they have on the printer head. The more pins a printer has, the higher-quality type it is capable of producing. Dot-matrix printers can have anywhere from 9 to 24 pins. […]
- pincushion distortion
A common type of distortion in CRT monitors in which horizontal and vertical lines bend inwards toward the center of the display. The distortion is most noticeable at the edges of the display. The opposite of pincushion distortion is barrel distortion, in which horizontal and vertical lines bend outwards toward the edge of the display. […]
- ping of death
(ping &v deth) (n.) A type of DoS attack in which the attacker sends a ping request that is larger than 65,536 bytes, which is the maximum size that IP allows. While a ping larger than 65,536 bytes is too large to fit in one packet that can be transmitted, TCP/IP allows a packet to […]
- ping triangulation
A process developed by IBM in which client requests over the Internet can be routed to the cell that is geographically closest. When one or more mirror sites exists, ping triangulation uses a process called echo location. When a server receives a client request, it sends out an ICMP echo, or ping, packet across the […]