- memory mem‧o‧ry [ˈmemri] noun [uncountable] COMPUTINGthe part of a computer in which information is stored:
• Storing and retrieving video images requires vast amounts of computer memory.
• a machine with 4 gigabytes of memory
• Both companies have sought other partners to make memory chips for them in Japan and South Korea.ˌmain ˈmemory also ˌprimary ˈmemory COMPUTINGthe most important unit of a computer's memory:
• It is the first machine capable of running an entire database out of main memory.the memory in a computer system that is used for running software:
• The program requires 512,000 bytes of random access memory.the memory in a computer system where permanent instructions and information are stored — see also CD-ROMˌvirtual ˈmemory COMPUTINGthe memory in a computer system that is stored and moved automatically as it is needed so that it appears to be in the main memory
* * *memory UK US /ˈmeməri/ noun [C or U] IT► the part of a computer in which information or programs are stored either permanently or temporarily, or the amount of space available on it for storing information: »
There has been a dramatic drop in price for computer memory and storage.»
4GB/120 GB etc. memory→ See also FLASH DRIVE(Cf. ↑flash drive), MAIN MEMORY(Cf. ↑main memory), RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY(Cf. ↑random access memory), READ-ONLY MEMORY(Cf. ↑read-only memory), VIRTUAL MEMORY(Cf. ↑virtual memory)
Financial and business terms. 2012.