• Acronym for read-only memory. A chip, cartridge, or other storage device, whose content can be read, but not changed. ROM is usually programmed by the manufacturer, although some types, such as PROM, are user-programmable. Certain varieties of ROM, such as EEPROM, can be erased, but once programmed the content can not be altered. It is a non-volatile form of memory, and is utilized, for instance, to store the BIOS of a computer, fonts in a printer, or to contain video games.
  • acronym forread-only memory
  • acronym forread-only storage
  • Stored data which can not be altered. Also called fixed storage.

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  • noun a computer system which allows data to be read but not edited.


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