Meaning of SEGMENT in English

SEGMENT

/seg'ment/ 1. < architecture > A collection of pages in a memory management system.

2.

A separately relocatable section of an executable program. Unix executables have a text segment (executable machine instructions), a data segment (initialised data) and a bss segment (uninitialised data).

3. network segment .

4. To experience a segmentation fault . Confusingly, the stress is often put on the first syllable, like the noun "segment", rather than the second like mainstream verb "segment". This is because it is actually a noun shorthand that has been verbed.

5. A block of memory in a segmented address space .

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(2004-02-27)

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