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prom

[prom] /prɒm/
noun
1.
a formal dance, especially one held by a high school or college class at the end of an academic year.
Origin of prom
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; short for promenade

PROM

[prom] /prɒm/
noun, Computers.
1.
a memory chip whose contents can be programmed by a user or manufacturer for a specific purpose.
Compare EPROM.
Origin
p(rogrammable) r(ead)-o(nly) m(emory)

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  • Ashley Dwight had been up307 to see her twice since the prom.

    Betty Wales Senior Margaret Warde
  • Twenty-four dances to fill, and the prom only two weeks off!

    The Eternal Boy Owen Johnson
  • I'm filling up a girl's card for the prom, and I want you to help me out.

    The Eternal Boy Owen Johnson
  • It's a week since prom, and I haven't had a line from Cynthia.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • prom his accustomed chair, the King could see this painting.

    In The Palace Of The King F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for prom

prom

/prɒm/
noun
1.
(Brit) short for promenade (sense 1), promenade concert
2.
(US & Canadian, informal) short for promenade (sense 3)

PROM

/prɒm/
noun acronym (computing)
1.
programmable read only memory
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Word Origin and History for prom
n.

"student formal dance in celebration of graduation," 1894, American English shortened form of promenade (n.). Prom dress attested from 1975.

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