Rom meaning

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Semiconductor-based computer memory that stores program code that the central processing unit (CPU) can read, but not write to, i.e., change or modify in any way. Programs are stored in ROM on semiconductor chips, also known as firmware or hardware, during the manufacturing process. Such programs are said to be hard-coded to distinguish them from software. The term readonly memory distinguishes it from random access memory (RAM), which also is stored on semiconductors, but is read/write memory. Unlike RAM, ROM is not volatile, i.e., the programs are not lost when the electric power is lost or turned off. Therefore, programs required during system start-up commonly are stored in ROM. Note: Many ROM chips can be reprogrammed after erasing the previous content either electrically or with an external source of ultraviolet (UV) light. See also CPU, firmware, hardware, RAM, semiconductor, and software.
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The ethnic designation used by the Romani people from Eastern Europe.
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(rare) The Romani language.
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A member of the Romani people.
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ROM stands for Read Only Memory, a type of computer memory.

An example of ROM is computerized data that can only be read, but not changed.

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A Gypsy man or boy.
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Any member of the Gypsy people.
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(bible) Romans.
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Computer memory whose contents can be read but not altered.
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A memory chip that can be read but not altered.
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Short for read-only memory. Computer hardware that stores programs or data that cannot be added to, modified, or deleted. ROM does not require power to maintain its contents, and is often used to save instructions that enable the computer's operating system to communicate with other hardware.
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(1) In an Android phone, a file for firmware updating. See Android ROM.
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(chiefly) A male member of the Romani people who is married and considered respectable amongst the family.
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(rare) Romani: of or pertaining to the Roma people.
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The definition of an rom is a male Gypsy.

An example of rom is a young man who travels with a group of people from town to town.

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A Romani, especially a Romani man or boy.
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Memory hardware that allows fast access to permanently stored data but prevents addition to or modification of the data.
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Origin of rom

  • Romani man Romani

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • r(ead-)o(nly) m(emory)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Romani rom (“man"), probably ultimately from Sanskrit डोम (doma, “member of a low caste of travelling musicians and dancers"). See some more information at Roma.

    From Wiktionary

  • The other major categories of words for the Roma are cognates of Gypsy (words related to Egypt) and cognates of tzigane (words derived from Greek); see those entries for more information.

    From Wiktionary