defragment


de·frag·ment

verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈfrag-mənt\

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

Full Definition of DEFRAGMENT

transitive verb
:  to reorganize separated fragments of related data on (a computer disk) into a contiguous arrangement
de·frag·men·ta·tion \-ˌfrag-mən-ˈtā-shən, -ˌmen-\ noun

Examples of DEFRAGMENT

  1. I defragmented my hard drive.

First Known Use of DEFRAGMENT

1983

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