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read-only memory Syllabification: read-on·ly mem·o·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌrēdˌōnlē ˈmem(ə)rē/
(abbreviation: ROM)

Definition of read-only memory in English:

noun

Computing
Memory read at high speed but not capable of being changed by program instructions.
Example sentences
  • The program package includes a read-only memory compact disk (CD ROM) and teacher workbook.
  • Another option is to store important programs in read-only memory so that a virus cannot overwrite them.
  • Batch inquires are submitted for processing online or on compact disk, read-only memory (CD-ROM) and floppy disks/diskettes.

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