defragment
transitive verb Date: 1985 to reorganize separated fragments of related data on (a computer disk) into a contiguous arrangementdefragmentation noun

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  • defragment — (v.) 1992, in computer sense, from DE (Cf. de ) + FRAGMENT (Cf. fragment). Related: Defragmented; defragmenting …   Etymology dictionary

  • defragment — UK [ˌdiːfræɡˈment] / US [dɪˈfræɡˌment] verb [transitive] Word forms defragment : present tense I/you/we/they defragment he/she/it defragments present participle defragmenting past tense defragmented past participle defragmented computing to carry …   English dictionary

  • defragment — verb Defragment is used with these nouns as the object: ↑drive …   Collocations dictionary

  • defragment — de·frag·ment (dĭ frăgʹmənt) tr.v. de·frag·ment·ed, de·frag·ment·ing, de·frag·ments To reorganize (a computer file) to eliminate fragmentation.   de·frag men·taʹtion ( mən tāʹshən, mĕn ) n. de·fragʹment·er n. * * * …   Universalium

  • defragment — verb /ˌdi.fræɡ.ˈmɛnt/ To run a process that collects fragments of files and sorts them into contiguous sections on one or more hard disks or hard disk partitions, thus speeding up file management …   Wiktionary

  • defragment — de|frag|ment [ di fræg,ment ] verb transitive COMPUTING to carry out an operation on a computer that brings together all free space and all similar files, and therefore increases the speed at which the computer operates …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • defragment — v. reunite files that were previously stored on various parts of a hard disk into one successive block …   English contemporary dictionary

  • defragment — [ˌdi:frag mɛnt] verb Computing reduce the fragmentation of (a file) by concatenating parts stored in separate locations. Derivatives defragmentation noun defragmenter noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • defragment — de·fragment …   English syllables

  • defragment — [ˌdiːfrægˈment] verb [T] computing to make a computer do an operation that brings together all free space and all similar files, in order to increase the speed at which it operates …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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