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main memory

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noun Computers.
  1. program-addressable storage that is directly controlled by and generally contained in the CPU: except for cache storage, the fastest type of storage available to any computer system.
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Compare real storage.
Also called main storage, primary memory.Formerly core memory.
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main memory

noun
  1. the central memory-storage facility in a computer
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