Definition of DVD-RAM in English:

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1A blank DVD on which data, including music and movies, can be permanently recorded and read using the DVD-RAM format. A DVD-RAM discs can be recorded over many times, but will only play back in a DVD-RAM drive.
Example sentences
  • It offers high-speed dubbing from hard disk drive onto DVD-RAM at speeds of 40x and onto DVD-R disc up to 64x in EP mode.
  • Only that company uses DVD-RAM, which looks like a round disc in a square plastic box.
  • Cprm employs a similar methodology, but is designed exclusively for recordable media like DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, SD flash memory and ATAPI storage.
1.1A format for recordable DVDs used by some companies.
Example sentences
  • The disc that was formerly called HD DVD-RW is largely founded on DVD-RAM, whereas the format that will now be known as HD DVD-RW is more basic and, we understand, more suitable for a dual-layer version.
  • For networked environments and high-capacity applications, the DVD choice is clear; DVD-RAM and DVD Multi-drives are the order of the day.
  • This could take DVD-RAM out of the offline side, where it's been used for archiving and backup, and put it into online storage.


Abbreviation of DVD recordable.

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Syllabification: DVD-RAM

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