random-access memory


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random-access memory (RAM)

[ran′dəm]
the part of a computer's memory available to execute programs and temporarily store data. It can usually be used for both reading and writing. RAM data is automatically erased when the computer is turned off unless the file has been saved. Also called volatile memory. Compare read-only memory.

random-access memory (RAM),

n the part of a computer's memory available to execute programs and temporarily store data. The memory to which the operator has random access can usually be used for both reading and writing. Unless the file has been saved, RAM data are automatically erased when the computer is turned off.