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secondary memory

noun, Computers.

secondary storage

noun, Computers.
1.
storage, as on disk or tape, supplemental to and slower than main storage, not under the direct control of the CPU and generally contained outside it:
Secondary storage for this system is contained on videodisk.
Also called auxiliary storage, external storage, secondary memory.
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Contemporary definitions for secondary-memory
noun

a slower, less expensive type of computer memory that cannot be processed directly by the central processing unit

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Examples of secondary memory are floppy disks and CD-ROMs.

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