I tried going on an English dictionary in google called dictionary.com to find the definition of Location. I really do not understand the definition of the word location. If someone could explain the definition of location in computer memory that would help. Tell me which English dictionary in google you used to help me find the meaning of the word location?
This site is useful to enter a word and find a list of all the online dictionaries that have an entry for that word. From that list, I found that Oxford Living Dictionaries has a definition that includes its application in computer terminology, and offers a number of examples:
1.3 A position or address in computer memory.
- ‘The first set of control input parameters is stored in a memory location.’
- ‘To get started, suppose we are trying to debug a specific instruction at an address location in the kernel.’
- ‘The location of the data packet in memory is then sent to a FIFO entity associated with the appropriate output link.’
- ‘The RAM has a first location for storing the data signal and a second location for storing the initialization status indicator.’
In other words, while location retains its sense of "a particular place or position", in digital storage it doesn't make sense to refer to a specific physical location within (say) memory, but a key concept is the address allocated to the data.