- (computing) A transfer of pages between main memory and an auxiliary store, such as hard disk drive.
- Present participle of page.
paging - Computer Definition
(1) In a virtual memory computer, it is the transfer of program segments (pages) into and out of memory. Although paging is the primary mechanism for virtual memory, excessive paging is not desirable (see thrashing).
(2) A communications service that began in the U.S. in the 1980s. It evolved from a one-way beeper to one-way numeric text to one-way alphanumeric text to a two-way text service.