from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Computers) The memory in a computer that holds programs and data for rapid access during execution of a program; it usually hold the largest quantity of rapid-access storage in a computer; -- also called
RAM( random access memory. It is contrasted to ROM, disk data storage, cache, registersand other forms of data storage.
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- noun computing The primary
volatile memoryof a computer, not including memory cachenor persistent disk storage, nor external storage.
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