Dynamic Link Library

   Abbreviated DLL. A program module that contains executable code and data that can be used by applications, or even by other DLLs, in performing a specific task. DLLs are used extensively throughout the family of Microsoft Windows products. DLLs may have filename extensions of .DLL, .DRV, or .FON.
   The DLL is linked into the application only when the program runs, and it is unloaded again when no longer needed. If two DLL applications are running at the same time and both perform a particular function, only one copy of the code for that function is loaded, for more efficient use of limited memory. Another benefit of using dynamic linking is that the .EXE files are not as large as they would be, because frequently used routines can be put into a DLL rather than repeated in each .EXE file that uses them. A smaller .EXE file means saved disk space and faster program loading.

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