array

In general, an array is a number of items arranged in some specified way - for example, in a list or in a three-dimensional table.

1) In data storage, an array is a method for storing information on multiple devices. 2) In general, an array is a number of items arranged in some specified way - for example, in a list or in a three-dimensional table.

3) In computer programming languages, an array is a group of objects with the same attributes that can be addressed individually, using such techniques as subscripting.

4) In random access memory (RAM), an array is the arrangement of memory cells.

This was first published in April 2007

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