fragmentation

(redirected from contiguous file)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for fragmentation

separating something into fine particles

Related Words

the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships

(computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk

the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes

References in periodicals archive ?
The requirement for contiguous files meant that a newly created file had to fit within a single gap on the disk, or not at all.