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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