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Last modified: Saturday, May 16, 1998 

(1) In programming, to fine-tune a program so that it runs more quickly or takes up less space.

(2) When applied to disks, the term means the same as defragment. See under fragmentation.

(3) To configure a device or application so that it performs better.

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