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Etymology

Uncertain, probably from imitative origin.

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Noun

Singular
swap

Plural
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  1. An essentially equal exchange of two comparable things.

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Verb

Infinitive
to swap

Third person singular
swaps

Simple past
swapped

Past participle
-

Present participle
swapping

to swap (third-person singular simple present swaps, present participle swapping, simple past and past participle swapped)
  1. To exchange or give something in exchange for something else.
  2. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To move a piece of a program or its data out of memory, into the swap file (stored on a larger, slower medium such as a hard drive.)

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