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storage

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈstɔːrɪdʒ/
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 if things are in storage, they are being kept somewhere until they are needed: There is a large amount of natural gas in storage for winter. Firms could run down the amount of goods kept in storage rather than making new ones.
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, virtual storage
(Definition of storage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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