Dynamic Addressing

A computer programming term.

Software is often written in 'modules'. A module is a distinct collection tasks all bundled into one file. The module is combined with other modules to make up the whole software application.

These modules can be loaded into and out of memory as and when they are needed, and to get to the functions within them, 'dynamic addressing' is used.

The computer works out the address of the module once it is loaded into memory. The next time it is loaded it could be somewhere else in memory - hence the word 'dynamic'.

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