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Rom

 (rōm)
n. pl. Rom or Ro·ma (rō′mə, rä′-)
A Romani, especially a Romani man or boy.

[Romani, man; see Romani.]

ROM

(rŏm)
n. Computers
Digital memory hardware that allows fast access to permanently stored data but prevents addition to or modification of the data.

[r(ead-)o(nly) m(emory).]

Rom

(rəʊm)
n, pl Roma (ˈrɒmə)
(Peoples) a male Gypsy
[Romany]

ROM

(rɒm) computing
n acronym for
(Computer Science) read only memory: a storage device that holds data permanently and cannot in normal circumstances be altered by the programmer

Rom

(roʊm)

n., pl. Rom, Rom•a (ˈroʊ mə)
a male Gypsy.
[1835–45; < Romany: married man; compare Skt ḍomba, ḍoma a low-caste minstrel]

ROM

(rɒm)

n.
nonvolatile, nonmodifiable computer memory, used to hold programmed instructions to the system. Compare RAM.
[1960–65; r(ead)-o(nly)m(emory)]

Rom.

1. Roman.
2. Also, Rom Romance.
3. Romania.
4. Romanian.
5. Romans (New Testament).

rom.

roman (type).

ROM

(rŏm)
Short for read-only memory. Computer hardware that holds permanently stored data. After the data is installed in ROM, it cannot be added to, modified, or deleted. ROM usually contains instructions that enable the computer's operating system to communicate with other hardware.

ROM

(Read Only Memory). A permanent store of data and programs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ROM - (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changedROM - (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
CD-ROM, compact disc read-only memory - a compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system); a large amount of digital information can be stored and accessed but it cannot be altered by the user
EPROM, erasable programmable read-only memory - (computer science) a read-only memory chip that can be erased by ultraviolet light and programmed again with new data
computer memory, computer storage, memory board, store, memory, storage - an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Translations
ROM

ROM

[rɒm] N ABBR =Read-Only MemoryROM f

ROM

[ˈrɒm] n abbr (COMPUTING) (=read-only memory) → mémoire f morte, ROM f

ROM

n (Comput) abbr of read only memoryROM m or nt

ROM

[rɒm] n abbr (Comput) =read-only memoryROM f inv
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