cache

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cache

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

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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When the value of variable [READ_HITS.sub.client] reaches the threshold value, [READ_HITS.sub.client] variables of all cached files are divided by 2.
Since cached file data reside in IO-Lite buffers, the two issues are closely related.
In addition to user-maintained files, confidential data may also exist in cached files and application-generated backup files.
When they unplug StealthSurfer, they leave no record (cookies or cached files) of either their surfing or their mail on that computer.
The discussion of whether cached files are copies and whether information stored in a video display's RAM at the same time similar information is stored in the computer's CPU means that two copies are being made, struck many as redolent of the discussions of medieval scholastic philosophers who were made fun of for worrying about how many angels could dance on the head of a pin.