secondary memory

noun Computers. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  secondary memory
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a slower, less expensive type of computer memory that cannot be processed directly by the central processing unit
Example:  Examples of secondary memory are floppy disks and CD-ROMs.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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Example sentences
The secondary memory card had been removed from the camera, but the main one had been overlooked.
The task was performed alone or in conjunction with a verbal or spatial secondary memory task.
Short- and long-term memory are also referred to as primary and secondary memory.
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