Definition of nonvolatile in English:

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nonvolatile

Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈvälədl/

adjective

1Not volatile.
Example sentences
  • The interactions between volatile and non-volatile flavour compounds could, however, play an important role in the rate of flavour release.
  • Distillation has been used widely to separate volatile components from non-volatile compounds.
  • They contain the volatile as well as non-volatile components of the herb or spice.
1.1 Computing (Of a computer’s memory) retaining data even if there is a break in the power supply.
Example sentences
  • Using non-volatile memory also means the data isn't lost if the power cuts out at any time.
  • Placing the cache in non-volatile Flash memory near to the hard drive solves the problem.
  • These attacks attempt to gain access to the secrets stored in volatile and non-volatile memories.

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Syllabification: non·vol·a·tile

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