829 Electronic Definition or Meaning for garbage collection

Definition for garbage collection


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garbage collection
is a `housekeeping` task carried out by software: many applications packages do
not rearrange their disk or immediate access storage when data is deleted and
the `free space` becomes distributed throughout memory. In order to reuse this
efficiently the package will need to collect the space together.

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