Complete Definition of "garbage collection"

English

Noun
garbage collection

  1. A service, generally run by local government, for transporting household garbage to the appropriate facility.
  2. complang A mechanism which ensures that resources no longer in use are made available for reuse.

#: Automatic garbage collection isnât foolproof, but it eliminates large classes of memory errors.

  1. complang Automatic garbage collection.

Related terms
garbage collect
garbage collector
GC

Dictionary notes
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Collins Word Exchange has an entry covering the computing sense.
Merriam-Webster Online has no entry.
MSN Encarta Dictionary has no entry.

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