In word processing, it means a page of text. Most text-processing applications recognize a hierarchy of components, starting with a character at the lowest level, followed by a word, a line, a paragraph, and a page. Applications permit certain operations for each type of component; for example, you can delete a character, a word, a line, and sometimes an entire page. For pages, you can also specify formatting characteristics (for example, page size, margins, and number of columns).
Other Uses of the Word in Computing
- In virtual memory systems, a page is a fixed number of bytes recognized by the operating system.
- Page may also be Short for Web page.
- To display one page (or screenful) of a document at a time. To contrast, see scroll.
- To copy a page of data from main memory to a mass storage device, or vice versa. Paging is one form of swapping.
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