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 (nŏn-vŏl′ə-tl, -tīl′)
1. Not volatile; stable or constant.
2. Computers Of or relating to memory whose data is retained when the memory's power is interrupted.
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(Chemistry) chem not turning readily into gaseous form
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(nɒnˈvɒl ə tl, -tɪl; esp. Brit. -ˌtaɪl)

1. not volatile.
2. (of computer memory) having the property of retaining data when electrical power fails or is turned off.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonvolatile - not volatilizing readily; "a nonvolatile acid"
volatile - evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"
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[ˌnɒnˈvɒlətaɪl] adj (Comput) non-volatile memorymemoria permanente
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