AskDefine | Define ROM

Dictionary Definition

ROM n : (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed [syn: read-only memory, read-only storage, fixed storage]

User Contributed Dictionary


  1. Read-Only Memory.
  2. Range of Motion.
  3. Return on Margin.

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Extensive Definition

ROM, Rom, or rom is an abbreviation and name that may refer to:
In Computers and Mathematics:
  • Read-Only Memory, a class of storage media used in computers and other electronic devices. This tells the computer how to load the operating system.
  • ROM image, a computer file which contains a copy of the data from a read-only memory chip
  • ROM (MUD), a popular MUD codebase
  • Random oracle, as in "random oracle model", a mathematical abstraction used in cryptographic proofs
  • ROM cartridges, a portable form of read-only memory
  • Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM)- Very early cost estimate of a project
In Society and Geography: In Entertainment:
ROM may also refer to:
ROM in Danish: Rom (flertydig)
ROM in German: Rom (Begriffsklärung)
ROM in French: Rom
ROM in Italian: ROM
ROM in Japanese: ROM
ROM in Norwegian Nynorsk: Rom
ROM in Portuguese: ROM
ROM in Romanian: Rom
ROM in Swedish: Rom (olika betydelser)
ROM in Turkish: Rom
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