[ rohm ]
/ roʊm /
noun, plural Roms, (especially collectively) Rom.
an individual member of the Romani people, or Roma, especially a man or boy.
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Origin of Rom
First recorded in 1835–45; from Romani: “man, married man”; compare Sanskrit ḍomba, ḍoma “a low-caste minstrel,” probably from a Dravidian language; compare Kannada ḍomba, ḍoma, Tamil dommara “caste of jugglers”
usage note for Rom
Definition for Rom (2 of 4)
[ rom ]
/ rɒm /
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.
Origin of ROM
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ROMRAM, ROM
Definition for Rom (3 of 4)
roman (printing type).
Definition for Rom (4 of 4)
Bible. Romans (New Testament).
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British Dictionary definitions for Rom (1 of 4)
/ (rɒm) /
noun plural Roma (ˈrɒmə)
a male Gypsy
Word Origin for Rom
British Dictionary definitions for Rom (2 of 4)
/ (rɒm) /
n acronym for computing
read only memory: a storage device that holds data permanently and cannot in normal circumstances be altered by the programmer
British Dictionary definitions for Rom (3 of 4)
/ printing /
British Dictionary definitions for Rom (4 of 4)
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Medical definitions for Rom
range of motion
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Scientific definitions for Rom
[ rŏm ]
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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Cultural definitions for Rom
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