Rom

[ rohm ]
/ roʊm /
|

noun

a Gypsy man or boy.

Origin of Rom

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

ROM

[ rom ]
/ rɒm /

noun

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.

roman (printing type).

Rom.

Romance.Also Rom
Romanic.Also Rom
Romans (New Testament).
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British Dictionary definitions for rom

Rom

/ (rɒm) /

noun plural Roma (ˈrɒmə)

a male Gypsy

Word Origin for Rom

Romany

ROM

/ (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

rom.

/ printing /

abbreviation for

roman (type)

Rom.

abbreviation for

Roman
Romance (languages)
Bible Romans
Romania(n)
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Word Origin and History for rom

Rom

"male gypsy," 1841, see Romany.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for rom

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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Culture definitions for rom

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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