[stawr-ij, stohr-]


the act of storing; state or fact of being stored: All my furniture is in storage.
capacity or space for storing.
a place, as a room or building, for storing.
Computers. memory(def 11).
the price charged for storing goods.

Origin of storage

First recorded in 1605–15; store + -age
Related formsnon·stor·age, nounpre·stor·age, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the act of storing or the state of being stored
space or area reserved for storing
a charge made for storing
  1. the act or process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape, disk, etc
  2. (as modifier)a storage device; storage capacity
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Word Origin and History for storage

1610s, from store (v.) + -age.

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storage in Medicine




The second of three stages in the memory process, involving mental processes associated with retention of stimuli that have been registered and modified by encoding.
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Idioms and Phrases with storage


see in cold storage.

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