There are 2 definitions of ROM in English:

ROM

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Pronunciation: /rɒm
 
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abbreviation

Computing
  • Read-only memory.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of ROM in English:

Rom

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Pronunciation: /rɒm
 
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noun (plural Roma /ˈrɒmə/)

  • 1A Gypsy, especially a man or boy.
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    • The young married person becomes a Rom (male adult Roma) or a Romni (female adult Roma).
    • The position in the Czech Republic is such that it will in our view be impossible for a Rom or anyone who has suffered as a result of discrimination against Roma to establish a well-founded fear of persecution.
  • 2 (as plural noun Roma) Gypsy people collectively.
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    • Whilst interviewing a news reporter and producer about their experiences, I was surprised to hear the extent of the devastation of the Roma populations in northern Kosovo and especially around Mitrovicia.
    • Accordingly, if there is a visitor of Roma or non-Roma ethnic origin, the immigration officer will have to decide whether or not the eligibility criteria are met.
    • By the 1930s the Rom group of Gypsy Americans virtually controlled the business of fortune-telling.

Origin

mid 19th century: Romany, 'man, husband'.

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