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computer memory

memory (def 11). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then before a human reviews the latter results, the former results are physically wiped from computer memory without review.
  • Researchers say they can overcome a barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization of computer memory.
  • There goals was comparing computer memory and processing to humans to determine if computers will reach self awareness.
  • The digitized profiles are stored in computer memory for display, manipulation, measurement and print.
  • Information on products is stored in the computer memory and called up by entering a special code.
  • computer memory is a function of the problem definition, mainly the total number of nodes and elements.
  • Plus, data in the human brain is not stored in the same way that it is stored in a computer memory.
Encyclopedia Article for computer memory

device that is used to store data or programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary or permanent basis for use in an electronic digital computer. Computers represent information in binary code, written as sequences of 0s and 1s. Each binary digit (or "bit") may be stored by any physical system that can be in either of two stable states, to represent 0 and 1. Such a system is called bistable. This could be an on-off switch, an electrical capacitor that can store or lose a charge, a magnet with its polarity up or down, or a surface that can have a pit or not. Today capacitors and transistors, functioning as tiny electrical switches, are used for temporary storage, and either disks or tape with a magnetic coating, or plastic discs with patterns of pits are used for long-term storage

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