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English definition of “RAM”


noun [U]
IT abbreviation for random access memory: a type of computer memory that stores data that can be searched by programs. The speed of searches, as well as the number of searches that can be made at the same time, increases with the size of the RAM: Increasing a PC's RAM is one of the most popular hardware enhancements people undertake. At this price, the model includes 512MB of RAM. → Compare ROM
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