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"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 special place 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 kept safe in a special building 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 special place 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 safe place 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 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
(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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