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Meaning of “storage” in the English Dictionary

"storage" in British English

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storagenoun [U]

uk   /ˈstɔː.rɪdʒ/  us   /ˈstɔːr.ɪdʒ/
B2 the putting and ​keeping of things in a ​specialplace for use in the ​future: We've had to ​build some ​cupboards to give us more storage space.in storage If things such as ​furniture are in storage, they are being ​keptsafe in a ​specialbuilding while they are not ​needed.

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(Definition of storage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"storage" in American English

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storagenoun [U]

 us   /ˈstɔr·ɪdʒ, ˈstoʊr-/
the ​act of putting things in a ​specialplace for use in the ​future, or the ​place where you put things: Fire ​broke out in a ​basement storage ​area. Much of the ​art they’ve ​acquired is still in storage (= being ​kept in a ​safeplace and not ​yet in use).
(Definition of storage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"storage" in Business English

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storagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈstɔːrɪdʒ/
the ​act of ​keeping things somewhere so that they can be used later, especially ​goods or ​energysupplies: storage of energy/goods/waste There must be proper ​plans in ​place for the storage of ​nuclearwaste.a storage company/depot/facility A ​fire put the country's largest ​gas storage ​facility out of ​action. a storage bin/box/tank The ​contaminatedpetrol 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 ​naturalgas in storage for winter. Firms could ​run down the ​amount of ​goodskept in storage rather than making new ones.
IT the ​process of ​saving and ​keepinginformation, music, etc. on a ​computer: For that ​price, ​customers of the web ​hostingservice 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
(Definition of storage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “storage”
in Arabic مَخزَن…
in Korean 저장고…
in Portuguese armazenamento, armazém, depósito…
in Catalan emmagatzematge…
in Japanese 倉庫, 物置…
in Chinese (Simplified) 储存, 储藏, 储备…
in Turkish depolama, depo etme…
in Russian хранение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 儲存, 儲藏, 儲備…
in Italian deposito, magazzino…
in Polish przechowanie…
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