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flash memory

n.
A form of nonvolatile RAM that is typically smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient than a hard drive, used especially in handheld and portable devices.

flash′ mem′ory


n.
Computers. a type of reprogrammable memory that retains information even with the power turned off.
[1990–95]
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Noun1.flash memory - nonvolatile storage that can be electrically erased and programmed anew
nonvolatile storage, non-volatile storage - computer storage that is not lost when the power is turned off
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