paging


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page down

In a computer program, to scroll down the length of the screen (one page), as by hitting a single key on the keyboard. You can just hit the Space bar when you want to page down in a web browser.
See also: down, page

page in

To bring additional pages of virtual memory in from a secondary storage for use in the main memory. A noun or pronoun can be used between "page" and "in." We have set up the operating system to page in memory when its RAM is depleted.
See also: page

page out

To shift pages of virtual memory out of the main memory and into a secondary or virtual storage cache. A noun or pronoun can be used between "page" and "out." When the operating system is not using its full capacity of virtual memory, it pages some out to the pagefile.
See also: out, page

page through (something)

To casually flip through the pages of some written work. I paged through a few fashion magazines while waiting at the doctor's office. He just paged through my script before throwing it back on the desk and telling me he wasn't interested.
See also: page, through

page up

In a computer program, to scroll up the length of the screen (one page), as by hitting a single key on the keyboard. You can page up in your web browser by holding the Shift button and then hitting the Space bar.
See also: page, up
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