random-access memory

noun

: ram

Examples of random-access memory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without random-access memory, a computer today can’t even boot up. IEEE Spectrum, 21 July 2022 Last year, Samsung, the world’s largest maker of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), started rolling out processing-in-memory (PIM) tech. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Dec. 2021 The company manufactures dynamic random-access memory-storage — or DRAM — ... Jimmy Quinn, National Review, 8 Dec. 2022 CEA-Leti reported on a demonstration of 16-kbit ferroelectric random-access memory (FeRAM) arrays using a HfO2-based ferroelectric at the 130nm node. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Micron Technology is a semiconductor manufacturer with a particular focus on NAND and DRAM chips (long-term data storage and dynamic random-access memory, respectively). Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Micron produces computer memory and computer data storage including dynamic random-access memory, flash memory, and USB flash drives. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021 The bug stems from the failure of the input-output memory management unit—which provides protection preventing the malicious modification of static random-access memory—to implement early enough in the firmware boot process. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 5 Mar. 2020 Micron, along with Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Hynix Inc. of South Korea, which also views memory chip technology as a national-security priority, are the dominant global producers of dynamic random-access memory chips, known as DRAM. Kate O’Keeffe, WSJ, 12 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of random-access memory was in 1953

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random-access memory

noun
: RAM

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