garbage collection

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garbage collection

n
(Computer Science) computing a systems routine for eliminating invalid or out-of-date data and releasing storage locations
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Noun1.garbage collection - the collection and removal of garbagegarbage collection - the collection and removal of garbage
pickup - the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"