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Definition Edit

A heap is

a software data structure used for dynamic allocation of memory.[1]
[a]n area of pre-reserved computer main storage (memory) that a program process can use to store data in some variable amount that won't be known until the program is running.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST, Guidelines on PDA Forensics, Glossary, at 58 (NIST Special Publication 800-72) (Nov. 2004) (full-text).
  2. Zero Days, Thousands of Nights, Glossary, at 105.

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