Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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Virtual memory

Virtual memory a way of expanding the memory capabilities of a computer by using disk space for memory functions. With virtual memory, a program stores memory addresses on the hard disk, called pages, and are only used when called upon. It is the job of the operating system to distinguish which addresses reside in memory and which must be called up from the disk.