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Rom

[rohm] /roʊm/
noun
1.
a Gypsy man or boy.
Origin of Rom
1835-1845
1835-45; < Romany: a married man; compare Sanskrit ḍomba, ḍoma a low-caste minstrel

ROM

[rom] /rɒm/
noun
1.
computer memory in which program instructions, operating procedures, or other data are permanently stored, generally on electronic chips during manufacture, and that ordinarily cannot be changed by the user.
Compare PROM, RAM.
Origin
r(ead)-o(nly) m(emory)
Can be confused
RAM, ROM.

Rom.

or Rom (for defs 2, 5)

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Romans (New Testament).

rom.

1.
roman (printing type).
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Rom

/rɒm/
noun (pl) Roma (ˈrɒmə)
1.
a male Gypsy
Word Origin
Romany

ROM

/rɒm/
noun acronym (computing)
1.
read only memory: a storage device that holds data permanently and cannot in normal circumstances be altered by the programmer

rom.

abbreviation
1.
roman (type)

Rom.

abbreviation
1.
Roman
2.
Romance (languages)
3.
(Bible) Romans
4.
Romania(n)
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Word Origin and History for Rom

"male gypsy," 1841, see Romany.

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Rom in Science
ROM
  (rŏm)   
Short for read-only memory. Computer hardware that stores programs or data that cannot be added to, modified, or deleted. ROM does not require power to maintain its contents, and is often used to save instructions that enable the computer's operating system to communicate with other hardware.
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Rom in Culture

ROM definition


Acronym for read only memory, which refers to a memory system, such as a commercial CD, which can be read but which cannot be altered. (Compare RAM.)

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Rom in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for Rom

rom

roman

ROM

1.
range of motion
2.
range of movement
3.
read-only memory

Rom.

1.
Roman
2.
Romance
3.
Romania
4.
Romanian
5.
Romans
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