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static memory

noun, Computers.
the contents of computer memory that remain fixed until written to or until the power is turned off. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for static memory
  • To work around this error, you should reduce the static memory usage for your code.
  • Currently, the list is static memory and is not and should not be freed.
  • Putting all arrays in static memory may inflate memory usage beyond practical limit.
  • Buffer overflows can also be exploited in heap or static memory areas by overwriting data structures in adjacent memory.
static memory in Science
static memory  
  1. Computer memory used by a piece of software that contains fixed information that is not altered while the software is running.

  2. See static RAM.

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