read-only memory

noun

: rom

Examples of read-only memory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In June, Project Zero researcher Maddie Stone detailed an in-the-wild exploit for the Pixel 6, where bugs in the ARM GPU driver could let a non-privileged user get write access to read-only memory. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 28 Nov. 2022 The trick was to leverage the HDMI cable's I2C EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read-only memory). Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 1 Apr. 2022 In addition to the 36k words of read-only memory for the core programming, the AGC had a trivial 2k words of RAM—necessary for the operating system, process management, recovery, and global variables for all mission phases. Frank O’Brien, Ars Technica, 30 Jan. 2020 Because the bootrom is contained in read-only memory inside a chip, jailbreak vulnerabilities that reside there can't be patched. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 28 Sep. 2019 This speculative execution can even do other things that wouldn't be allowed: for example, Intel processors allow speculative writes to be made to read-only memory, giving even more power to an attacker. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, 10 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of read-only memory was in 1961

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“Read-only memory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/read-only%20memory. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

read-only memory

noun
read-on·​ly memory
ˈrēd-ˈōn-lē-
: ROM

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