The cost to store commodities from one delivery month to another. Storage is one of the " carrying charges" associated with futures. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary

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storage stor‧age [ˈstɔːrɪdʒ] noun [uncountable]
1. the act of keeping or putting something in a place while it is not being used, or the space used for this:
storage of

• The premises were previously used for the storage of bank records.

Storage costs often exceed the value of goods stored during the normal turnover period.

• We do not have much storage capacity (= space available for storing things ) .

• All our office furniture had to be kept in storage.

• Storage is very limited (= there is not much room for storing things ) .

2. the price you pay for storing goods:

• You will have to pay storage.

3. COMPUTING the means by which information is kept on a computer:

• CD-Rom is an ideal system for data storage.

• disk storage capacity

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storage UK US /ˈstɔːrɪdʒ/ noun [U]
the act of keeping things somewhere so that they can be used later, especially goods or energy supplies: storage of energy/goods/waste »

There must be proper plans in place for the storage of nuclear waste.

a storage company/depot/facility »

A fire put the country's largest gas storage facility out of action.

a storage bin/box/tank »

The contaminated petrol was traced to storage tanks at the terminal.


long-term/short-term/temporary storage


storage costs/capacity

in storage — Cf. in storage
IT the process of saving and keeping information, music, etc. on a computer: »

For that price, customers of the web hosting service get 100 gigabytes of storage.

a storage device/system »

Removable data storage devices have an increasingly large capacity.


storage hardware/media/software


storage capacity/space


data/document/information storage


computer/disk storage

See also SELF-STORAGE(Cf. ↑self-storage), VIRTUAL STORAGE(Cf. ↑virtual storage)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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