flash memory


General Science

  • noun a non-volatile memory that operates with blocks of data rather than single bytes


  • noun nonvolatile memory similar to an EEPROM device but operating with blocks of data rather than single bytes


  • A memory chip that retains its content without power, and which is written and erased in blocks of a fixed size. It is similar to programmable ROM chips, such as EEPROMs, but do not permit bit by bit writing and erasing. Used, for instance, for storage in portable or handheld computers such as notebooks and PDAs, in cellular phones, MP3 players, or to store the BIOS of a system. Also called flash-memory chip.
  • The content stored in flash memory (1).