noun \ˈē-ˌpräm\

Definition of EPROM

:  a read-only memory that can be erased (as by exposure to ultraviolet radiation) and usually reprogrammed

Origin of EPROM

erasable programmable read-only memory
First Known Use: 1977


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Form of computer memory that does not lose its content when the power supply is cut off and that can be erased and reused. EPROMs are generally employed for programs designed for repeated use (such as the BIOS) but that can be upgraded with a later version of the program.

Variants of EPROM

EPROM in full erasable programmable read-only memory


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