A sort program that uses the hard disk as a temporary workspace. In the early days of computing, tape drives were used as work drives. Contrast with internal sort.
"external sort." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 17 January 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/external-sort>.
external sort. (n.d.). Retrieved January 17th, 2019, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/external-sort
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