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cache

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1cache

noun \ˈkash\

: a group of things that have been hidden in a secret place because they are illegal or have been stolen

: a part of a computer's memory where information is kept so that the computer can find it very quickly

Full Definition of CACHE

1
a :  a hiding place especially for concealing and preserving provisions or implements
b :  a secure place of storage
2
:  something hidden or stored in a cache
3
:  a computer memory with very short access time used for storage of frequently or recently used instructions or data —called also cache memory

Examples of CACHE

  1. a weapons cache used by terrorists
  2. Police found a cache of stolen cars in the woods.
  3. Her new laptop has one megabyte of cache.

Origin of CACHE

French, from cacher to press, hide, from Vulgar Latin *coacticare to press together, from Latin coactare to compel, frequentative of cogere to compel — more at cogent
First Known Use: 1797

2cache

verb
cachedcach·ing

Definition of CACHE

transitive verb
:  to place, hide, or store in a cache

Examples of CACHE

  1. <an eccentric who cached money in odd places, such as under the boards of the floor>
  2. <cached the fugitive slaves in their cellar until they could make their way to Canada>

First Known Use of CACHE

1805

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