interleaving

[in-ter-lee-ving]
noun Computers.
a method for making data retrieval more efficient by rearranging or renumbering the sectors on a hard disk or by splitting a computer's main memory into sections so that the sectors or sections can be read in alternating cycles.
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interleave

[in-ter-leev]
verb (used with object), interleaved, interleaving.
1.
to provide blank leaves in (a book) for notes or written comments.
2.
to insert blank leaves between (the regular printed leaves).
3.
to insert something alternately and regularly between the pages or parts of: Interleave the eight-page form with carbon paper.
4.
to insert (material) alternately and regularly between the pages or parts of something else: Interleave carbon paper between the pages of the form.
5.
Computers.
a.
to arrange (an operation) so that two or more programs, sets of instructions, etc., are performed in an alternating fashion.
b.
to mix (data and control characters) in a single operation.

Origin:
1660–70; inter- + leave3

uninterleaved, adjective
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interleave (ˌɪntəˈliːv)
 
vb
1.  (often foll by with) to intersperse (with), esp alternately, as the illustrations in a book (with protective leaves)
2.  to provide (a book) with blank leaves for notes, etc, or to protect illustrations

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interleaving definition


sector interleave

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Example sentences
Using a stride may cancel any benefits of interleaving if programmers are not careful.
Limit the interleaving of operations on files from multiple processes.
Care should be taken so that the album doesn't become overstuffed with the interleaving, possibly breaking the binding.
Limit the interleaving of operations on resources from multiple processes.
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