read-only memory

noun

Definition of read-only memory

: rom

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14," 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, "Developer of Checkm8 explains why iDevice jailbreak exploit is a game changer," 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, "New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers," 10 July 2018

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Read-only memory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/read-only%20memory. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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read-only memory

noun
\ ˈrēd-ˈōn-lē- \

Kids Definition of read-only memory

: rom

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