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  1. main memory(n.)

    The memory in a computer that holds programs and data for rapid access during execution of a program; it usually hold the largest quantity of rapid-access storage in a computer; -- also called RAM (random access memory. It is contrasted to ROM, disk data storage, cache, registers and other forms of data storage.


  1. main memory(Noun)

    The primary volatile memory of a computer, not including memory cache (memcache) nor persistent disk storage, nor external storage.

Editors Contribution

  1. main memory

    The central memory storage facility in a computer.

    Main memory is directly or indirectly connected to the central processing unit via a memory bus.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

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

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

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

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