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operating system To move a program from fast-access memory
to a slow-access memory ("swap out"), or vice versa ("swap
in"). The term often refers specifically to the use of a
When a program is to be executed, possibly as determined by a
scheduler, it is swapped into core for processing; when it
can no longer continue executing for some reason, or the
scheduler decides its time slice has expired, it is swapped
out again.