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main memory

noun, Computers.
1.
program-addressable storage that is directly controlled by and generally contained in the CPU: except for cache storage, the fastest type of storage available to any computer system.
Also called main storage, primary memory.
Formerly core memory.
Compare real storage.
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British Dictionary definitions for main storage

main memory

noun
1.
the central memory-storage facility in a computer
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