Storage meaning

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The permanent holding place for digital data, until purposely erased. Storage is a repository that retains its content without power and includes magnetic disks, solid state drives (SSDs) and flash drives. The chips in these devices are said to be "non-volatile." Rewritable CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs, as well as magnetic tapes, are also non-volatile storage.Storage specifically excludes the computer's main memory. Main memory, comprised of DRAM and SRAM chips, is a temporary workspace for executing instructions and processing data. These RAM chips do not hold their content when the power is turned off. Memory chips are "volatile."Storage vs. Memory - More Confusing All the TimeOver the years, some vendors referred to disks and tapes as "memory" products, which blurs the distinction between storage and memory (RAM). To further confuse things, the flash "memory" chips in memory cards, solid state drives (SSDs) and USB drives are, in fact, storage chips that hold their content without power. See storage vs. memory, memory, dynamic RAM and static RAM. For summaries of all storage technologies, see magnetic disk, magnetic tape and optical disc.
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Storage is defined as a place for storing items or such items.

An example of storage is a kitchen pantry.

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The part of a computer that stores information for subsequent use or retrieval.
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The charging or regenerating of a storage battery.
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A storing or being stored.
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The charging of a storage battery so as to make possible the subsequent generation of electricity.
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Memory; esp., memory of a disk, tape, etc.
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(uncountable) The act of storing goods; the state of being stored.

There's a lot of storage space in the loft.

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(usually uncountable) An object or place in which something is stored.
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(usually uncountable, computing) Any computer device, including such as a disk, on which data is stored for a longer term than memory.

I"²d recommend backing up these files to storage before reinstalling the operating system.

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(uncountable) The price charged for storing goods.
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Origin of storage

  • From store +"Ž -age.
    From Wiktionary