random-access memory

Definitions of random-access memory
  1. noun
    the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
    synonyms: RAM, random access memory, random memory, read/write memory
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    types:
    core memory, magnetic core memory
    (computer science) a computer memory consisting of an array of magnetic cores; now superseded by semiconductor memories
    type of:
    volatile storage
    computer storage that is erased when the power is turned off
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