block

<unit>

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

Compare record, sector.

Last updated: 2000-07-17

<operating system>

2. To delay or sit idle while waiting for something.

Compare busy-wait.

Last updated: 2000-07-17

<programming>

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

Last updated: 2004-09-29

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