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Rom

noun \ ˈrōm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Rom

plural Rom or Roma play \ˈrō-mə\ also Roms
: gypsy 1

Origin and Etymology of rom

Romany, married man, husband, male Gypsy, from Sanskrit ḍomba, ḍoma low caste male musician


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Rom

abbreviation

Definition of Rom

1 Romania
2 Romans

ROM

noun \ ˈräm \

Definition of ROM

: a usually small computer memory that contains special-purpose information (such as a program) which cannot be altered — compare ram

First Known Use of rom

1966


ROM Defined for English Language Learners

ROM

noun

Definition of ROM for English Language Learners

  • : the part of a computer in which information that cannot be changed is stored


ROM Defined for Kids

ROM

noun \ ˈräm \

Definition of ROM for Students

: a usually small computer memory that contains special-purpose information (as a program) which cannot be changed

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