- packet switching
A technology whereby each packet of a data communication can take a separate route to its destination.
Communication that is delivered and guaranteed using acknowledgments at the Transport layer of the TCP/IP protocol.
- page file
The area of a hard disk that is set aside for virtual memory.
The process of moving memory from a hard disk into RAM to be used by an application. Memory on the hard disk is referred to as virtual memory.
- parallel communication
The exchange of information between computers and peripherals using multiple data bits and control bits simultaneously over parallel wires.
- parent folder
The folder above another folder in a folder hierarchy. The parent folder is said to "contain" the ...