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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Definitions for cached

  1. stored; hidden
  2. in computing, stored in a part of memory used as a cache

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Citations for cached
MacMillan wrote to his sponsors at the National Geographic Society, "I am more convinced than ever that far northern Arctic work will never be done by heavier than air machines simply because landing places are uncertain and caches of food and gas cannot be depended upon. Raimund E. Goerler, To the Pole - The Diary and Notebook of Richard E. Byrd, 1925-1927
I switch on the Garmin to find my first way point, where I've cached a 2-gallon bag of water. The device's little floating arrow guides me to within 3 feet of the rock under which I hid it. Dan Neil, Los Angeles Times
Origin of cached
by 1797, from French Canadian trappers' slang, "hiding place for stores" (c.1669), from French cacher "conceal," from Vulgar Latin coacticare "store up, collect, compress," from Latin coactare "constrain," from cogere "to collect"
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