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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

verb arrest, avert, ban, bar, barricade, blockade, bridle, check, choke, clog, close, cohibit, constrict, cramp, curb, dam, debar, delay, encumber, estop, exclude, fend off, forbid, foreclose, frustrate, halt, hamper, hinder, hobble, intercept, interdict, interfere with, jam, leave out, limit, obstruct, occlude, oppose, parry, plug up, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, repulse, restrain, restrict, retard, shut off, shut up, snag, stall, stand in the way, stay, stem, stop, stop up, thwart, trammel, wall up
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Using Philips' unique DVD+RW video format, video will be encoded with a variable bit-rate (VBR) and lossless linking so that individual 32Kbit data blocks can be replaced.
Analyzing, identifying, and storing only unique data blocks and files
This powerful engine zeros out unused data blocks on virtual disks and makes virtual disk compaction easy.
Hence there are n non-continuous data blocks for processor 1.
lt;p>EMC's Zero space reclamation feature recovers data blocks that contain all zeros, which recovers unused capacity that can then be reallocated to new applications.
The core of his treatment comprises examples and exercises in data translation, such as creating a linear data list from hex data blocks, multi-byte and bitmap translation as applied to diagnostic trouble codes, and using hardcopy crash test data to characterize the performance of a specific recorder in terms of the performance of its family generally.
Trim tells the SSD which data blocks are no longer in use, which helps stabilise the performance and health of the SSD over time.
With every subsequent backup, we'll identify the data blocks that have changed and move only 2% to 3% each time.
You'll find that the important information from your inventory will fall into one of the following data blocks.
The data device is divided into several groups where data blocks of "regular" files are spread out.
Windows remembers where the various parts are but, because they are not beside one another, accessing various data blocks takes longer than it should.