Definition of main storage in English:

Share this entry

main storage


The total memory available to executing programs, equivalent to RAM on modern computers.
Example sentences
  • Once all the required details have been entered, the user enters an end command and the system transfers all the booking details to main storage?
  • In older processors, main storage was made from thousands of magnetic cores, each about the size of a pinhead.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: main stor·age

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.