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flash memory

Computers. a type of reprogrammable memory that retains information even with the power turned off. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for flash memory
  • Meanwhile, studios and retailers are poised to introduce movie-download kiosks, using flash memory.
  • With the next generation of flash memory, the number of errors is expected to approach one wrong bit out of every hundred.
  • It leads in flash memory and computer displays and ranks third in cell phones.
  • The company relies on high-speed flash memory, commonly used to store data on an iPod or digital camera.
  • flash memory cards provide memory in a flexible and non-volatile form.
flash memory in Science
flash memory  
A kind of ROM that retains data when power is turned off and that can be electronically erased and reprogrammed without being removed from the circuit board.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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flash memory in Technology
Originally, Flash Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory but commonly used for various kinds of solid-state memory.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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