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defragment

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verb de·frag·ment \(ˌ)dē-ˈfrag-mənt\

Simple Definition of defragment

  • computers : to use a special program to move data on (a computer disk) so that related information is stored together

Full Definition of defragment

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reorganize separated fragments of related data on (a computer disk) into a contiguous arrangement

de·frag·men·ta·tion play \-ˌfrag-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\ noun

Examples of defragment

  1. I defragmented my hard drive.



1983

First Known Use of defragment

1983


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