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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cachekæʃ(n.; v.)cached, cach•ing.

  1. (n.)a hiding place for ammunition, food, treasures, etc.

  2. anything hidden in a cache.

  3. a piece of computer hardware or a section of RAM dedicated to selectively storing and speeding access to frequently used program commands or data.

    Category: Computers

  4. (v.t.)to hide in a cache.

Origin of cache:

1585–95; < F, n. der. of cacher to hide < VL *coācticāre to stow away, orig. to pack together

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cache(noun)

    a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)

  2. hoard, cache, stash(noun)

    a secret store of valuables or money

  3. cache, memory cache(verb)

    (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics

  4. hoard, stash, cache, lay away, hive up, squirrel away(verb)

    save up as for future use

Wiktionary

  1. cache(Noun)

    A store of things that may be required in the future, which can be retrieved rapidly, protected or hidden in some way.

    Members of the 29-man Discovery team laid down food caches to allow the polar team to travel light, hopping from food cache to food cache on their return journey.

  2. cache(Noun)

    A fast temporary storage where recently- or frequently-used information is stored to avoid having to reload it from a slower storage medium.

  3. cache(Noun)

    A container containing treasure in a global treasure-hunt game.

  4. cache(Verb)

    To place in a cache.

  5. cache(Verb)

    For the herb in a bowl to be entirely burnt to ashes and therefore having become empty, gone, or useless for further smoking

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cache(noun)

    a hole in the ground, or hiding place, for concealing and preserving provisions which it is inconvenient to carry

Freebase

  1. Cache

    In computer science, a cache is a component that transparently stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster. The data that is stored within a cache might be values that have been computed earlier or duplicates of original values that are stored elsewhere. If requested data is contained in the cache, this request can be served by simply reading the cache, which is comparatively faster. Otherwise, the data has to be recomputed or fetched from its original storage location, which is comparatively slower. Hence, the greater the number of requests that can be served from the cache, the faster the overall system performance becomes. To be cost efficient and to enable an efficient use of data, caches are relatively small. Nevertheless, caches have proven themselves in many areas of computing because access patterns in typical computer applications have locality of reference. References exhibit temporal locality if data is requested again that has been recently requested already. References exhibit spatial locality if data is requested that is physically stored close to data that has been requested already.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cache

    name given in Canada to a hole in the ground for hiding provisions when they prove cumbersome to carry.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. cache

    A source of subsistence and supplies, typically containing items such as food, water, medical items, and/or communications equipment, packaged to prevent damage from exposure and hidden in isolated locations by such methods as burial, concealment, and/or submersion, to support isolated personnel. See also concealment; evader; evasion; recovery; recovery operations.


Translations for CACHE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hidden(adjective)

(made in such a way as to be) difficult to see or find

a hidden door; a hidden meaning.

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