Definition of context switch
verb - intransitive
- to switch between tasks, requiring one to switch their focus on the new task.
I've calculated that I lose an hour of productivity each day due to the cost of context switching from my programming work to email and back.
- See more words with the same meaning: computer slang.
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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':
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|Definitions include: to vomit.|
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|Definitions include: "computer".|
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|Definitions include: non-elegant, in a way that solves a problem using the sheer amount of computer processing available, rather than finding (or inventing) a smarter technique.|
Slang terms with the same root words
Other terms relating to 'switch':
|Definitions include: A term referring to an action that can cause hostility.|
|Definitions include: when a person normally speaks in a certain manner but then switches to the colloquial style with whom he or she is currently conversing.|
|Definitions include: a bisexual|
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