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absolute coding

Writing programming code that refers to fixed locations. See absolute address.



absolute address

An explicit identification of hardware, such as a memory location, peripheral device, or location within a device. For example, memory byte 107,443, disk drive 2 and sector 238 are absolute addresses. Although the action may have been initiated through many "layers of abstraction" at a higher level, some instruction in some software routine must use an absolute address to activate every hardware component in the computer. See base address, relative address and abstraction layer.



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above the foldabsolute reference
above the lineabsolute URL
above the scrollabsolute vector
ABRabsolute zero
ABSabstract class
absoluteabstract data type
absolute addressabstract identifier
absolute cell referenceabstract superclass

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