volatile storage

Definitions of volatile storage
  1. noun
    computer storage that is erased when the power is turned off
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    Antonyms:
    non-volatile storage, nonvolatile storage
    computer storage that is not lost when the power is turned off
    types:
    RAM, random access memory, random memory, random-access memory, read/write memory
    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
    core memory, magnetic core memory
    (computer science) a computer memory consisting of an array of magnetic cores; now superseded by semiconductor memories
    type of:
    computer memory, computer storage, memory, memory board, storage, store
    an electronic memory device
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