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cache

 [kash]
a memory mechanism used by a computer to accelerate access to information.

cache

[kash]
(in computer technology) a fast storage buffer in the central processing unit or hard drive used to increase the amount and speed of data processing. Also called cache memory.

cache

A storage area on a PC’s hard drive where the browser temporarily stores web pages and/or graphic elements.
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