memory cache

noun
(computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics
Syn: ↑cache
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑buffer, ↑buffer storage, ↑buffer store
Hyponyms: ↑disk cache

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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