Definitions for "Virtual address"
Keywords:  mmu, translate, cpu, raptor, memory
A memory address that is usable by software. Each task has its own range of virtual addresses, which begins at address zero. The Mach operating system makes the CPU hardware map these addresses onto physical memory only when necessary, using disk memory at other times.
An imaginary address used internally to the CPU which is translated by the MMU into a physical address for external access.
the address generated by the processor in a paging (virtual memory) system. [SILC99