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[stawr-ij, stohr-] /ˈstɔr ɪdʒ, ˈstoʊr-/
the act of storing; state or fact of being stored:
All my furniture is in storage.
capacity or space for storing.
a place, as a room or building, for storing.
Computers. memory (def 11).
the price charged for storing goods.
Origin of storage
1605-15; store + -age
Related forms
nonstorage, noun
prestorage, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for storage
  • The big difference is in the two storage tanks at the base of the tower.
  • Accessibility depends upon your available storage and upon your own usage habits.
  • Put plastic containers with lids in a storage bin or crate and place them in your vehicle's trunk.
  • Cheap audio storage combined with searchable audio files could make reading and writing specialties.
  • The airy unit serves double duty as storage and display case.
  • When storage companies look to the horizon, they see clouds of big data rolling in, and the view brightens their day.
  • While horticulture may be a science, home food storage definitely can carry the stench of an imperfect art.
  • So shifting your clothes into a storage system with more visibility might help you keep your clothing better arranged.
  • Working on efficient storage of hydrogen is putting the cart before the horse.
  • Above the silos are rectangular storage containers containing gray ash to protect them from pests.
British Dictionary definitions for storage


the act of storing or the state of being stored
space or area reserved for storing
a charge made for storing
  1. the act or process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape, disk, etc
  2. (as modifier): a storage device, storage capacity
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Word Origin and History for storage

1610s, from store (v.) + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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storage in Medicine

storage stor·age (stôr'ĭj)
The second of three stages in the memory process, involving mental processes associated with retention of stimuli that have been registered and modified by encoding.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for storage

stop on a dime

verb phrase

To stop quickly and neatly: The car corners smoothly and stops on a dime (1964+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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storage in Technology
(Or "memory") A device into which data can be entered, in which it can be held, and from which it can be retrieved at a later time. The distinguishing characteristics of a device are its capacity (the number of bytes it can hold), its access speed, whether it is volatile (loses data when the power is turned off), removeable and/or writeable. Common examples are DRAM, hard disk, CD-ROM, Flash memory.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Idioms and Phrases with storage


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