Translations: verb (swaps, swapping, swapped)
- An essentially equal exchange of two comparable things.
- To exchange or give something in exchange for something else.
- (computing, always with "out") To move a piece of a program or its data out of memory, into the swap file (stored on a larger, slower medium such as a hard drive.)
Etymology: Uncertain, probably from imitative origin.
- French: échanger
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