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':
|Definitions include: acronym for "You there?" i.e. "Are you there?" An instant messaging acronym.|
|Definitions include: a programming language with strict, static typing.|
|Definitions include: to occupy a domain name that is a misspelling of a popular website.|
|Definitions include: to cook something in the microwave.|
|Definitions include: "penetration tester".|
|Definitions include: acronym for "in real life".|
|Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.|
|Definitions include: a test of a new, repaired, or modified piece of electronic equipment whereby power is turned on, and people nearby look for smoke.|
|Definitions include: acronym of "laugh out loud" or "laughing out loud."|
|Definitions include: peeping tom.|
|Definitions include: the pressing of the "Alt" key + the "Ctrl" key + the "Del" key to reboot or unfreeze a PC computer.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "bulletin board system".|
|Definitions include: in a discussion forum, an acrimonious dispute.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "in my arrogant opinion".|
|Definitions include: alternate spelling of kludge.|
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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