core memory

Definitions

General Science

Computing

  • noun a central fast-access memory which stores the programs and data currently in use

Electronics

  • A magnetic material, such as iron oxide, used as a bistable element, multiple units of which are configured in an array which may store data. It is a seldom-used form of non-volatile computer memory. Also called core (4), magnetic core memory, or magnetic core (2).
  • An obsolescent term for the RAM, or main memory, of a computer.
  • synonymcore storage
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