Rom

[rohm]

Origin of Rom

1835–45; < Romany: a married man; compare Sanskrit ḍomba, ḍoma a low-caste minstrel

ROM

[rom]
noun
  1. computer memory in which program instructions, operating procedures, or other data are permanently stored, generally on electronic chips during manufacture, and that ordinarily cannot be changed by the user.
Compare PROM, RAM.

Origin of ROM

r(ead)-o(nly) m(emory)
Can be confusedRAM ROM

rom.

  1. roman (printing type).

Rom.

  1. Roman.
  2. Romance.Also Rom
  3. Romania.
  4. Romanian.
  5. Romanic.Also Rom
  6. Romans (New Testament).
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Related Words for rom

prom, CD-ROM, ROM

Examples from the Web for rom

Contemporary Examples of rom

Historical Examples of rom

  • Often they wished to go to a place, but were prevented, as Paul writes, Rom.

  • In English gypsy, the same words are expressed by Rom, romni, and romnipen.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • And Rom was the general slang of the road, and it came from the Roms or Trablūs.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • You know that no Gorgios are so long-winded on genealogies as old mothers in Rom.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • On Sunday morning he occupied the pulpit, preaching from Rom.

    Deaconesses in Europe

    Jane M. Bancroft


British Dictionary definitions for rom

Rom

noun plural Roma (ˈrɒmə)
  1. a male Gypsy

Word Origin for Rom

Romany

ROM

n acronym for computing
  1. read only memory: a storage device that holds data permanently and cannot in normal circumstances be altered by the programmer

rom.

abbreviation for
  1. roman (type)

Rom.

abbreviation for
  1. Roman
  2. Romance (languages)
  3. Bible Romans
  4. Romania(n)
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Word Origin and History for rom

Rom

"male gypsy," 1841, see Romany.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

rom in Science

ROM

[rŏm]
  1. 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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rom in Culture

ROM

Acronym for read only memory, which refers to a memory system, such as a commercial CD, which can be read but which cannot be altered. (Compare RAM.)

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