storage

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the act of keeping something until it is needed
  • noun a space or especially the amount of space for keeping something until it is needed

Commerce

  • noun the act of keeping something in store or in a warehouse
  • noun the cost of keeping goods in store
  • noun the facility for storing data in a computer

Computing

Electronics

  • A device which provides for the holding and accessing of data for an indefinite period. Such information is kept in a machine-readable format, and should be maintained intact in the event of an interruption in system power. The main types of storage media are magnetic, such as tapes and hard disks, and optical, which include holograms and DVDs. Storage is usually quantified in multiples of bytes. For example, a computer hard drive with a 256 gigabyte capacity can hold approximately 256 billion bytes, or characters, of information. Although storage and memory are often used synonymously, memory refers to a more temporary form of holding and accessing data, such as that in RAM. Also called computer storage (1).
  • The act or process of placing data in a storage device (1). Also called computer storage (2).
  • The charging, retention of charge, or recharging of a cell or capacitor.
  • The accumulation and retention of a form of energy, such as heat or electricity.
  • The placing of something in a given location or object for later use. Also, such a location or object.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the process of placing or keeping goods in a store
  • noun a place for storing things
  • noun money charged for keeping goods in a store
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