Autoloader meaning

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(1) Software that performs input tasks such as copying the OS and related programs into memory (RAM), which is often an instance of a virtual machine. An autoloader may also input a group of files into memory. See virtual machine and load.
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(military) A mechanical device that loads ordnance into weapons such as tanks and artillery that would otherwise be loaded by a dedicated crew.
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(computing) A mechanical device that automatically loads storage media (such as tapes or disks) into the device that can read them.
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Origin of autoloader

  • auto- +"Ž loader

    From Wiktionary