non-volatile memory
  • computer memory which retains its content when the power is interrupted or turned off. Examples include ROM, EEPROM, and flash memory. Also spelled nonvolatile memory. Also called non-volatile storage (2), or permanent memory.
  • synonym non-volatile storage
  • computer storage which retains its content when the power is interrupted or turned off. Almost all computer storage, such as that utilizing disks or tapes, is of this nature.

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