random access memory

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random access memory (uncountable)

  1. (computing, electronics) Computer memory, usually volatile, that stores program and data values during operation and in which each word of memory may be directly (randomly) accessed.
    Synonym: (abbreviation) RAM
    Coordinate terms: read-only memory, ROM, write-only memory, WOM, flash memory
    Hyponyms: static random access memory, dynamic random access memory, NVRAM

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