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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flash memory(noun)

    nonvolatile storage that can be electrically erased and programmed anew


  1. flash memory(Noun)

    A rewritable memory chip that retains its data without a power supply.


  1. Flash memory

    Flash memory is an electronic non-volatile computer storage device that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. Flash memory was developed from EEPROM. There are two main types of flash memory, which are named after the NAND and NOR logic gates. The internal characteristics of the individual flash memory cells exhibit characteristics similar to those of the corresponding gates. Whereas EPROMs had to be completely erased before being rewritten, NAND type flash memory may be written and read in blocks which are generally much smaller than the entire device. The NOR type allows a single machine word to be written or read independently. The NAND type is primarily used in main memory, memory cards, USB flash drives, solid-state drives, and similar products, for general storage and transfer of data. The NOR type, which allows true random access and therefore direct code execution, is used as a replacement for the older EPROM and as an alternative to certain kinds of ROM applications, whereas NOR flash memory may emulate ROM primarily at the machine code level; many digital designs need ROM structures for other uses, often at significantly higher speeds than flash memory may achieve. NAND or NOR flash memory is also often used to store configuration data in numerous digital products, a task previously made possible by EEPROMs or battery-powered static RAM.

Editors Contribution

  1. flash memory

    A type of memory chip created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shape, sizes and styles for various purposes according to the manufacturer product design.

    Flash memory is added to computers, laptops etc for various purposes, storing data etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flash memory in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flash memory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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