- noun an activity in which program data is moved from main memory to disk, while another program is loaded or run.
- The transfer of a program, parts of a program, or data, from a hard drive to RAM and vice versa during a swap (1). In the context of virtual memory, such moves are also called paging (1).
- The exchanging of one thing for another, as occurs, for instance, in hot swapping.
- noun the act of exchanging one thing for another