block

1.   (unit)   A unit of data or memory, often, but not exclusively, on a magnetic disk or magnetic tape.

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Last updated: 2000-07-17

2.   (operating system)   To delay or sit idle while waiting for something.

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Last updated: 2000-07-17

3.   (programming)   A delimited section of source code in a block-structured language.

Last updated: 2004-09-29


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