prom

[ prom ]
/ prɒm /

noun

a formal dance, especially one held by a high school or college class at the end of an academic year.

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Origin of prom

1890–95, Americanism; short for promenade

Definition for prom (2 of 3)

PROM
[ prom ]
/ prɒm /

noun Computers.

a memory chip whose contents can be programmed by a user or manufacturer for a specific purpose.
Compare EPROM.

Origin of PROM

p(rogrammable)r(ead)-o(nly)m(emory)

Definition for prom (3 of 3)

prom.

promontory.
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British Dictionary definitions for prom (1 of 2)

prom
/ (prɒm) /

noun

US and Canadian informal short for promenade (def. 3)

British Dictionary definitions for prom (2 of 2)

PROM
/ (prɒm) /

n acronym for computing

programmable read only memory
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