read/write memory

Definitions of read/write memory
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n 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, random-access memory
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(computer science) a computer memory consisting of an array of magnetic cores; now superseded by semiconductor memories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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