main memory
main memory main memory n. (Computers) The memory in a computer that holds programs and data for rapid access during execution of a program; it usually hold the largest quantity of rapid-access storage in a computer; -- also called {RAM} ({random access memory}. It is contrasted to {ROM}, {disk data storage}, {cache}, {registers} and other forms of data storage. [PJC]

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